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Demaryius Thomas | Wide Receiver

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 229
College: Georgia Tech
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Broncos GM John Elway said the team will continue to work on contract extensions for Demaryius Thomas and Julius Thomas during camp.
"I'm never going to go into the season, but the first couple of weeks, we can continue to talk about it," said Elway. "After the second week of the preseason, we'll want to have had something done, one way or another." The team would like to get both deals done. Demaryius should be the first priority. Jul 19 - 1:02 PM
Source: USA Today

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A source tells Profootballtalk's Mike Florio that there's "nothing going on" in contract talks between the Broncos and Demaryius Thomas.

This conflicts with a previous report that Denver made a five-year offer to Thomas. Florio suggests there's still a "long way to go" before a deal gets done. GM John Elway has stated he wants to extend both Demaryius and Julius Thomas prior to training camp, but talks appear to be in the early stages. The Broncos have $4.62 million in 2014 cap space, so fitting two high-salary deals will be difficult.
Jun 14 - 4:39 PM

A source tells Vic Lombardi of 104.3 The Fan in Denver the Broncos offered a five-year contract to Demaryius Thomas.

The Broncos have also initiated talks with TE Julius Thomas and hope to extend both players before training camp. A 2010 first-round pick, Thomas has been an elite receiver with Peyton Manning the last two seasons, posting 186 catches for 2,864 yards and 24 touchdowns. Thomas is still just 26 and could command $12 million annually. He's currently scheduled to make $3.27 million in the final year of his rookie deal. Denver wants to avoid having to franchise Thomas, which would cost roughly $12.3 million in 2015.
Jun 13 - 6:31 PM

GM John Elway says the Broncos have reached out to Demaryius Thomas' agent to talk about a contract extension.

"We'd like to get something done before the beginning of camp," Elway said. "We don't want to do anything once training camp starts." Elway is trying to lock up both Demaryius and Julius Thomas, who are entering the final years of their contracts. As long as he stays healthy, Demaryius should have a career season with Eric Decker now out of the picture. He could command $12 million per year.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 9 - 8:16 PM

The Broncos have not had contract extension talks with walk-year WR Demaryius Thomas yet.

The Broncos made no effort to retain Eric Decker, but they won't let the freakish Thomas bolt in 2015. He's going to absolutely light up the scoreboard in the Decker-less offense this season and then either break the bank or get slapped with the franchise tag. While Decker's numbers were puffed up by Peyton Manning, Thomas is a 6'3/227 YAC machine with 4.4 wheels and dominant catch-point ability. He'll be one of the game's best players even after Peyton retires.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 2 - 8:12 AM

The Denver Post reports Demaryius Thomas is not dealing with a separated left shoulder.

Beat writer Mike Klis adds that Thomas is currently at Duke University taking part in Peyton Manning's annual passing camp. Thomas injured his shoulder in the Super Bowl, but it hasn't been confirmed that he truly did separate it. Klis reports Thomas merely bruised his shoulder. Either way, it's a non-issue at this point. Thomas will be fine for minicamp.
Apr 9 - 3:37 PM

Demaryius Thomas is still dealing with the shoulder injury he sustained during the Super Bowl.

Thomas played through a separated left shoulder during the ugly loss to the Seahawks. It hasn't healed enough for him to participate in this week's annual Peyton Manning passing camp at Duke. However, the Broncos have expressed no concern and there's been no talk of surgery, so we'd expect Thomas to be a participant once OTAs get going. He'll carry truly massive upside into the season with Eric Decker now a Jet.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 9 - 8:36 AM

CBS Denver reports Demaryius Thomas played through a separated left shoulder in the Super Bowl.

According to reporter Vic Lombardi, Thomas suffered the injury in the first quarter. Thomas took a thundering hit from should-have-been SB MVP Kam Chancellor on his first catch of the game. If true, it adds some gravitas to Thomas' otherwise-empty Super Bowl record of 13 catches. The fact that Thomas played through the apparent injury speaks to the fact that it should have little effect on his preparation for 2014.
Feb 4 - 5:37 PM

Demaryius Thomas set a new Super Bowl record for receptions (13) in Sunday's blowout loss to Seattle, totaling 118 yards and a touchdown.

Running screens and quick slants, Thomas' first six receptions went for gains of two, six, three, seven, one, and nine. He finally got loose downfield for 19 late in the second quarter, beating Seahawks RCB Byron Maxwell on a comeback jump ball. Demaryius committed the Broncos' third turnover of the game late in the third quarter when Maxwell popped the ball loose at the end of a reception. He did convert Denver's lone score on a 14-yard TD on the last play of the third, high-pointing Peyton Manning's pass over Maxwell. Thomas has posted back-to-back seasons of 90-plus catches, over 1,400 yards, and double-digit touchdowns. He'll be a top-three fantasy wideout pick in 2014.
Feb 2 - 10:14 PM

When the Broncos and Jaguars played in Week 6, Jacksonville's defense limited Denver's offense to 14 points at halftime and the score was 21-19 deep into the third quarter.

It's notable because the Jaguars' defense is run by ex-Seattle DC Gus Bradley. Denver eventually ran away on three late Knowshon Moreno TDs, but there wasn't a defense in football that gave Peyton Manning & Co. more fits this regular season. Seattle plays the same scheme albeit with far superior players. Jacksonville limited Demaryius Thomas to three catches for 78 scoreless yards, and Julius Thomas to a 4-22-1 line. For a more in-depth look at the Super Bowl Sunday Matchup, read Evan Silva's breakdown at the link below.
Jan 30 - 12:15 PM

Richard Sherman lined up at right outside cornerback three times during the entire regular season.

As Mike Clay notes in his Super Bowl Rankings article, Sherman simply isn't a shadow corner. He lines up at left corner 80 percent of the time, and moves to safety on another 15 percent. Thomas, meanwhile, lines up wide to Peyton Manning's left on 48 percent of his snaps. The two stars will face off plenty, but Sherman will see more of Eric Decker. Byron Maxwell will work against Thomas and Walter Thurmond III will look to slow Wes Welker in the slot.
Jan 28 - 9:59 AM

Demaryius Thomas shredded the Patriots for seven catches, 134 yards, and a touchdown in Sunday's AFC Championship game win.

The Patriots made no attempt to hide their early shadowing of Demaryius with Aqib Talib. Thomas proceeded to whip Talib down the left seam for a 29-yard first-quarter gain. Demaryius dropped his next target on a crosser, however, and Talib got injured on the play when Wes Welker drilled him from behind. With Talib sidelined, Thomas ripped off back-to-back gains of 26 and 27 late in the first half. Demaryius added a 15-yard pickup on Denver's opening drive of the second half, and gave his team a 20-3 lead by defeating Alfonzo Dennard's press coverage for a three-yard touchdown. Demaryius yet again toasted Dennard for a 30-yard pluck late in the third quarter. Thomas has been a top-five NFL receiver in back-to-back years, and we still feel like he isn't getting enough credit. He is a dominant force on the perimeter and in terms of run after catch.
Jan 19 - 6:37 PM

Demaryius Thomas (calf) is active and will start Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Patriots.

Thomas was hampered in practice a bit this week but was listed as probable. He's ready to roll in a date with Aqib Talib. Inactive for the Broncos are QB Zac Dysert, RB Ronnie Hillman, DB Marquice Cole, OL Vinston Painter, OL Chris Kuper, TE Joel Dreessen, and DL Sione Fua.
Jan 19 - 1:51 PM

Demaryius Thomas (calf) was limited in Friday's practice.

Thomas is dealing with some tightness in his calf, but it's not a major concern. He's officially listed as probable on the injury report and is fully expected to play in Sunday's AFC Championship Game.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 17 - 4:29 PM

Demaryius Thomas caught eight balls for 54 yards and a touchdown in Denver's Divisional Round win over San Diego.

Demaryius' first grab came on a first-drive quick screen, allowing Thomas to flash his run-after-catch ability and gain nine. No. 88 became the game's first player to score when he boxed out SS Eric Weddle for a two-yard first-quarter touchdown. Each of Demaryius' eight catches went for nine yards or fewer on a day where Denver's offense was balanced and Peyton Manning picked apart San Diego's defense with chain-moving completions. Look for the Broncos to dial up more vertical shot plays in next week's AFC title game versus New England.
Jan 12 - 8:18 PM