Browns' executive Sashi Brown wasted no time engaging the franchise's best player about his future with the team.

Just days after being promoted to director of football operations, Brown spoke to left tackle Joe Thomas to address the perennial Pro Bowler's frustrations and concerns with yet another organizational rebuild.

The meeting took place two or three days after the season concluded, Brown said Thursday during a news conference.

Thomas, a six-time first-team All Pro, made headlines for his remarks after it became apparent former coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer would be fired following a season-ending loss to the Steelers. While the left tackle still has three years remaining on his contract, Thomas stated publicly for the first time he might be amendable to a trade.

The club nearly dealt him to the Broncos in November.

Brown, who now has power over the 53-man roster, wanted Thomas to know how much he's valued.