CB Tavierre Thomas
An undrafted free agent, Tavierre Thomas started his career in Arizona as a member of the Cardinals but found his way to Cleveland his rookie year. Primarily a special teams player for his three years with the Browns, Thomas played in 45 games for the Browns. In his first two seasons as a special teams player, and registered just 17 tackles total.
Due to injuries in 2020, Thomas played quite a bit more, playing in all 16 games and making the first three starts of his career. He had 30 tackles that year, with 29 of them being on his own. He even registered two tackles for a loss and a forced fumble.
That said, he spent over 80% of snaps on special teams, and that seems to be what he’ll be doing with the Texans when they come up to Cleveland for Sunday’s game. He played in 80% of all the special teams’ plays in Jacksonville, so it’s very likely that rookie returner Demetric Felton will have a meeting or two with the former Cleveland player.
It’s very likely that Thomas, like with Tae Davis, ends up playing far more time on defense throughout the rest of the season than he did to start the year, but only time will tell on that front.