Texans Making "Strong Run" At LT Nate Solder

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The Browns needed a starting right tackle regardless of what happened with Joe Thomas, but if he is indeed going to retire, the Browns will need a starting left tackle as well.

Out of respect, the Browns are giving Thomas all the time and space he needs to make his decision.

With losing out on Norwell, the Giants and general manager Dave Gettleman have reportedly shifted their gears and are one of the teams in pursuit of New England Patriots left tackle Nate Solder. He has spent his entire 11-year career with the team that drafted him third overall in 2007, never missing a snap until a triceps injury limited him to just seven games last season. But at least on Wednesday, the Browns will have a clearer vision of how they'll approach the rest of their offseason as they enter the new league year. He moved to left tackle his second season and protected Patriot quarterback Tom Brady's blind side the last six years. They can afford to give Solder top-of-the-market money at the tackle position.

Even after that flurry, the Browns still have the second-most cap space in the National Football League at $77.8 million, per Spotrac. He has been linked to the Texans and Broncos, according to Mike Giardi of NBC Sports Boston.

Should the Patriots lose Solder in free agency, they'll likely turn their attentions to free agents LaAdrian Waddle and Cameron Fleming to fill the void.

Teams across the league are using the in-between period to pursue the Patriots' unrestricted free agents.

"I've seen him putting (weight) back on now here recently, but he's Joe", Browns coach Hue Jackson told reporters at the Combine earlier this month.

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