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Julius Thomas | Tight End | #80

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 256
College: Portland State
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 4 (129) / DEN
Contract: view contract details

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ESPN Jaguars reporter Mike DiRocco expects Jacksonville to release Julius Thomas this offseason.
Signed to a monster five-year, $46 million deal ahead of the 2015 season, Thomas has answered with 46-455-5 and 30-281-4 receiving lines in 2015 and 2016, respectively, while missing 11 games to injuries. He scored 24 touchdowns across his final two seasons in Denver, but the Jaguars failed to use him like the Broncos did as a field-stretcher down the seams. Thomas isn't going to make defenders miss on short passes; he's a run-straight athlete in the mold of Jared Cook who could benefit playing in an offense that better plays to his strengths. Releasing Thomas would save the Jaguars $4.7 million against the cap. Jan 17 - 9:01 PM

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Julius Thomas (injured reserve) is dealing with a fractured tailbone.

That's what sent Thomas to injured reserve last week. He was limited to nine games this year and wasn't much of a factor even when he was healthy. Thomas put up a combined 24 touchdowns in his last two years in Denver but has managed just nine in his first two seasons with Jacksonville. There's a good chance the Jaguars will move on from him this offseason.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 09:16:00 AM

Jaguars placed TE Julius Thomas (back) on injured reserve.

Thomas had been sidelined since Week 11 and wasn't close to returning. He's missed 11 games over the last two years and hasn't played to his contract when healthy. Thomas has a $8.3 million 2017 cap hit. Jacksonville can save $7.1M from making him a post-June cut.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 03:19:00 PM

Julius Thomas (back) has been ruled out for Week 14 against the Vikings.

Thomas has not played since Week 11. Neal Sterling has nine targets in the last two weeks, but he is not a realistic streaming option.
Source: ESPN
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 11:13:00 AM

Julius Thomas (back) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

Thomas hasn't played since Week 11. Barring some a miracle, he won't be active this week. Ben Koyack and Neal Sterling have been sharing tight end responsibilities during his absence.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 02:53:00 PM

Julius Thomas (back) didn't practice on Wednesday.

Thomas hasn't played or practiced since injuring his back in Week 11. Coach Gus Bradley said there's no timetable for his return. Ben Koyack and Neal Sterling have been filling in at tight end, but neither is a fantasy option.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 05:22:00 PM

Julius Thomas (back) is inactive for Week 13 against the Broncos.

He was listed as doubtful. The Jags used Ben Koyack as their lead tight end in last week's loss to the Bills. Neal Sterling rotated in on passing downs.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 11:40:00 AM

Julius Thomas (back) is doubtful for Week 13 against the Broncos.

He won't face his former mates. Ben Koyack will make another start at tight end.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 11:21:00 AM

Julius Thomas (back) did not practice Friday.

He hasn't practiced at all this week and appears poised to miss his second-straight game. Ben Koyack got the start last week and saw two targets.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 10:41:00 AM

Julius Thomas (back) did not practice Thursday.

He looks set to miss his second game in a row. Thomas is not a viable fantasy option even when healthy.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 12:21:00 PM

Julius Thomas (back) is not practicing Wednesday.

He missed practice all last week and was inactive for Week 12. In Thomas' absence, Ben Koyack got the start and played 40 snaps, catching two passes.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 01:37:00 PM

Julius Thomas (back) has been ruled out for Week 12 against the Bills.

Thomas missed practice all week. With Marcedes Lewis on I.R., Ben Koyack figures to draw the start at tight end. He's not much of a factor in the pass game, and neither is Thomas. Thomas hasn't cleared 28 yards since Week 2.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 11:07:00 AM

Julius Thomas (back) didn't practice Wednesday.

It's not clear when the injury happened after Thomas played the entire game Sunday. The missed practice is a concern to his Week 12 status. Ben Koyack would see more snaps if Thomas doesn't play this week.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 05:13:00 PM

Julius Thomas caught 3-of-5 targets for 12 yards Week 11 against the Lions.

Even in a cake matchup, Thomas fell flat on his face. His only target of the first half was a failed connection in the back corner of the end zone. Thomas had gotten a step on the play, but Blake Bortles overthrew him. He did get more involved after the break, but two of his second-half catches were short of the marker on third down. Thomas has now failed to top 30 yards in seven consecutive games. He will be nothing more than a TE2 next week in Buffalo.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 04:43:00 PM

Julius Thomas played just 41-of-78 snaps in the Week 10 loss to the Texans.

Thomas still saw 10 targets in the pass game, but turned them into just six catches for 24 yards and a score. It's notable though that Thomas' playing time is taking a hit with the emergence of Ben Koyack in the run game. Koyack actually got the start against Houston and played a season-high 24 snaps. Coach Gus Bradley, when asked about Thomas this week, chose to talk up Koyack instead. Thomas has a dream Week 11 matchup with the Lions on deck, but he's become very hard to trust in this anemic offense.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 10:12:00 AM