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Joe Thomas trade: Broncos, Browns fail to get trade done before NFL deadline

The Broncos and Browns were working on a deal right up until the NFL trade deadline, according to ESPN.

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos and Cleveland Browns reportedly agreed to trade Joe Thomas for draft pick compensation.

But did they get the deal done in time?

It turns out: no. No, they did not.

This feels like Elvis Dumervil all over again. What is it about this front office that waits until the last minute to make deals happen?

[Starts online petition to ban fax machines in Colorado]

Update: Maybe compensation wasn't agreed upon

This could be the Denver Broncos trying to save face, but there are multiple reports suggesting the Broncos and Browns didn't have a deal in place. They all cite "league sources," including reports from Denver beat-men Troy Renck and Mike Klis.

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