After 11 seasons, Joe Thomas is calling it a career in Cleveland.

The former Wisconsin standout was named to the Pro Bowl 10 times during his Browns career. The franchise announced his decision Wednesday afternoon. Thomas offered up the following statement following his decision.

“This was an extremely difficult decision, but the right one for me and my family. Playing in the NFL has taken a toll on my body and I can no longer physically compete at the level I need to.

“From the moment I was drafted, the city embraced me in a way that I could never fully describe. I am proud to call Cleveland home. The loyalty and passion of the fans is unmatched and it was an honor to play in front of them from the past 11 years. I would like to thank all of the coaches, teammates, staff, fans and everyone who has shown me support throughout my career. Even though I will be hanging up my cleats, I will always be a Cleveland Brown.”

Thomas played his entire NFL career in Cleveland after being the No. 3 overall selection in the 2003 NFL Draft. He named First-Team All-Pro seven times and Second-Team All-Pro twice during his career.