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Cleveland Browns to Induct Joe Thomas, Darrel Brewster into Legends Program

Cleveland Browns will honor two team legends this season during week 2.

Week 2 will be a special one for a couple of important people who have come through the Cleveland Browns franchise. Joe Thomas and the late Darrel Brewster into the Legends program, a group meant for players who left big impacts on the franchise.

"We always appreciate the opportunity to celebrate our alumni at the start of the season and throughout the year," Dee and Jimmy Haslam said. "Darrell 'Pete' Brewster and Joe Thomas are incredibly deserving of becoming Browns Legends, and we commend them for their commitment to the team on the field and community off of it. While each Legends ceremony is special, this year is definitely memorable for our family because of how much time we have spent with Joe and personally seeing his dedication to excellence in all areas. We know how much Joe means to our fans, and we also look forward to celebrating with him, Annie and their family in Canton soon."

It should not be long before Thomas makes it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton. The long-time Browns left tackle is one of the best to ever protect a quarterback’s blind side.

Brewster was drafted by the Browns in 1952, and he was one of legendary QB Otto Graham's favorite targets. In his career, Brewster tallied 210 career receptions for 3,758 yards and 21 touchdowns. He earned his Pro Bowl honors in 1955 and 1956 and won NFL Championships with the Browns in 1954 and 1955.

These two will be honored at halftime of the week 2 home game against the New York Jets.

Brandon Little is a writer for Sports Illustrated’s Browns Digest website and you can follow him on Twitter @BrandonLittleFB here. You can follow Browns Digest on Twitter here.

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