Browns coach Hue Jackson made it clear that Joe Thomas is not on the trading block.

"We are not going to trade Joe Thomas,'' Jackson said very deliberately.

He was reacting to a report on profootballtalk.com that the Browns are shopping Thomas and would take a second-round pick.

He said he knows the report is out there, but that "Joe Thomas is a big part of what we're trying to accomplish.''

The trade deadline is Nov. 1 at 4 p.m.