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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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Demaryius Thomas caught four passes for 31 yards in Sunday's Week 3 overtime loss at Seattle.
Thomas did salvage his day slightly with a tough, game-tying two-point conversion near the end of regulation. But he was off his game again, dropping a couple bubble screens and luckily avoiding a fumble on replay. He did see a lot of Richard Sherman, but was not shadowed by any stretch and struggled to get open against Byron Maxwell as well. The good news is that Thomas has the bye to get right and then gets plus matchups against the Cardinals, Jets and 49ers. He's a nice buy-low. Sep 21 - 8:59 PM

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Demaryius Thomas caught five passes for 62 yards and one touchdown in the Broncos' Week 2 win over the Chiefs.

Just what Demaryius owners wanted after he managed only 48 yards and no scores in Week 1. Thomas was targeted seven times. His 12-yard touchdown grab was one of the better plays of the week, a one-handed catch behind Chris Owens in the left side of the end zone. Thomas battled a bit of a foot issue in pre-game warmups and missed a couple snaps, but it wasn't a real problem. Thomas and the Broncos head to Seattle in Week 3.
Sep 14 - 8:51 PM

Demaryius Thomas was limited to four catches for 48 yards in Sunday night's win over the Colts.

Thomas was held in check by Greg Toler, with Vontae Davis matching up with Emmanuel Sanders. He had at least two drops, and was contained outside of a 26-yard screen play late in the fourth quarter. Thomas finished with a team-high 11 targets and remains the clear No. 1 option in the pass game. He's a prime bounce back candidate against the Chiefs' secondary in Week 2.
Sep 8 - 12:48 AM

Grieving Demaryius Thomas had five catches for 52 yards on six targets in Thursday's preseason opener.

Thomas missed a bunch of early-camp practices after losing his grandmother to Alzheimer's. He shook off any rust with ease against the Seahawks. Thomas racked up the impressive stats on just 16 snaps, highlighting just how unstoppable the size-speed freak is. With Eric Decker gone and the offensive line improved, Demaryius has No. 1 overall wideout potential this season.
Aug 11 - 8:06 AM

Demaryius Thomas (personal) will miss the first four days of training camp.

Thomas is attending funeral services for his grandmother in Georgia and isn't expected back until early next week. Now entering his third season in this Peyton Manning offense, there's no concerns whatsoever with the missed time. Thomas has piled up a ridiculous 186-2,864-24 line over the last two seasons.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 24 - 9:25 AM

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.
Source: USA Today
Jul 19 - 1:02 PM

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Peyton Manning
2Brock Osweiler
RB1Montee Ball
2C.J. Anderson
3Ronnie Hillman
4Juwan Thompson
GLB1Montee Ball
2C.J. Anderson
3RB1Montee Ball
2C.J. Anderson
WR11Demaryius Thomas
2Andre Caldwell
3Cody Latimer
WR21Wes Welker
2Emmanuel Sanders
3Isaiah Burse
WR31Emmanuel Sanders
TE1Julius Thomas
2Jacob Tamme
3Virgil Green
K1Matt Prater
2Brandon McManus