Browns lock up OT Thomas for seven years

The Cleveland Browns signed offensive tackle Joe year contract extension.

The deal, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Monday, is worth $84 million with $44 million guaranteed. It makes him the highest paid offensive lineman in the NFL.

Thomas has not missed a snap since being selected by the Browns with the third overall pick in the 2007 draft. The Wisconsin product has also made the Pro Bowl in each of his four seasons.