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What Is Joe Thomas Doing During The Lockout?

The NFL lockout has prevented teams from getting together for their normal offseason training activities. The Cleveland Browns have only had some of their offensive playmakers get together for some sessions under quarterback Colt McCoy.

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So, what is a guy like Joe Thomas doing during that down time? He is getting stronger:

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“If I was in the OTA’s right now,” he said of the Organized Team Activities, "I’d be thinking about football – on the field or watching film – and I’d be cutting short my weight room and sprinting. So I actually think I’m stronger and in better shape than if I wasn’t locked out.

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Thomas admits that he and the other linemen on the team will need to shake off more rust than usual once the lockout ends, but for now, it is good to hear that a player like Thomas is not relaxing too much during the downtime.

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