Joe Thomas is glad Browns didn’t fire Hue Jackson

Joe Thomas is glad Hue Jackson will be returning to the Browns.

The star offensive tackle said firing Jackson, despite the team’s 1-31 record over the past two seasons, would not have been helpful to the organization.

Jackson also was instrumental in keeping the team together and fighting every game until the end. Thomas said very few coaches could do that.

According to Thomas, the future is only bright for the Browns. After two years of loss after loss, Thomas explained that the Browns now have two of the top 4 draft picks this spring and more than $100 million in cap space.

You throw an experienced quarterback in the mix and there’s nothing that says the Browns can’t make the playoffs next year, he said.

Former Pro Bowl WR Greg Jennings heard those comments. He also heard Cowboys CEO Stephen Jones’ comments on the star wide receiver about how his outbursts can be a distraction. Taking all of that into account, Jennings has some advice for Bryant which comes from his own personal experience.

Take the pay cut, Jennings said on Undisputed Tuesday. I understand as an athlete when you’ve been a star in the league, performer, it’s hard for you to see your abilities diminishing, it’s hard to come to grips with that, but if he is not willing to take a pay cut, he will not make even what the pay cut would be somewhere else.

Jennings went on to describe his final year with the Vikings when Minnesota asked him to take a pay cut for one season from $9 million to $6.5 million. He did not want to give up the money and the Vikings would go on to cut him.

He then signed with the Dolphins for two years, $8 million.

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