According to reports Tuesday, the Browns had originally asked the Broncos for two first round picks in exchange for Thomas.
It was also reported that the two teams were nearing a deal that involved Thomas and Cleveland’s fourth round selection in the 2016 draft for Denver’s first and second round picks. The Browns had also reportedly asked the Broncos for their third round pick in the upcoming draft.
Neither team could agree on the terms of the deal before the 4 p.m. ET deadline, so Thomas will remain in Cleveland this season.
The eight-time Pro Bowler told reporters earlier this week he did not want to be traded.
“I’m not a quitter,” Thomas said. “I’m not a guy that gives up on my goals, and my goal from day one was to be part of the turnaround here and that hasn’t changed.”
Thomas, an All-Pro selection in five of the last six seasons, has never missed a start in his NFL career. He was selected with the third pick in the 2007 draft.
The Browns (2–6) will face the Bengals (7–0) in Cincinnati on Thursday.
- Kayla Lombardo