By Spike Eskin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Former Eagles offensive tackle Tra Thomas will retire as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday.

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Thomas tweeted the news earlier today, writing “I am officially retiring as an Eagle this Thursday! 11 great years.”

“Tra Thomas is one of the best offensive linemen to ever put on an Eagles uniform,” Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said in a press release. “[He] played such an integral role in our success, though he probably never got all the credit he deserved.”

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Thomas spent nearly his entire career with the Eagles, after being picked 11th overall by Philadelphia in the 1998 NFL Draft. He spent one season with the Jaguars (2009) at the end of his career. He signed the Chargers (2010) the following season, but did not play due to an injury sustained during training camp.

Thomas was selected to three Pro Bowl teams, and was an NFL All-Pro selection once. He can be seen locally as part of Eagles coverage on Comcast Sportsnet.

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