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Julius Thomas | Tight End

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 260
College: Portland State
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Julius Thomas (hand) has been ruled out for Week 4.
Thomas has been practicing on a limited basis the last two weeks, but still isn't ready to play. He should be considered questionable for next Sunday's matchup with the Bucs. Jacksonville beat writers don't expect Thomas to return until Week 6. Oct 2 - 6:35 PM

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Julius Thomas (hand) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Thomas continues to practice, but has yet to be cleared. He's 50-50 for Week 5.
Oct 1 - 6:56 PM

Julius Thomas (hand) visited a hand specialist Tuesday but has yet to be cleared to play.

"The good news is, no bad news," Thomas said. "But no dates [to return], no nothing. Just waiting to get cleared." Thomas continues to wear a splint on his hand after undergoing surgery. He's been cleared for limited practices the past couple weeks, but hasn't been upgraded to full. Thomas appears very doubtful for Week 4 against the Colts. Jaguars beat writers guess he'll debut Week 6.
Sep 30 - 1:20 PM

Julius Thomas (hand) is out for Week 3 against the Patriots.

Thomas practiced on a limited basis the last two weeks, but wasn’t expected to play. There’s a chance he’ll return against the Colts in Week 4. Thomas will be in the low-end TE1 mix when healthy.
Sep 26 - 3:07 PM

Julius Thomas (hand) remains limited at practice.

He's been practicing in this capacity for over a week. While Thomas is still a long shot to play Sunday against New England, there's a good chance he'll make his season debut in Week 4 when the Jags travel to Indianapolis.
Sep 24 - 3:55 PM

Julius Thomas (hand) was limited in Thursday's practice.

It's the second day in a row he's been able to put in a limited practice. The local media doesn't expect Thomas to play this week, but his return to practice suggests he could be back sooner than expected. Veteran Marcedes Lewis will grab another start at tight end Sunday against the Dolphins.
Sep 17 - 2:19 PM

The Florida Times Union's Ryan O'Halloran doesn't believe Julius Thomas (hand surgery) will play "until Week 6 or 7."

Coach Gus Bradley said Wednesday that Thomas will be "checked on" in two weeks, ahead of Week 4. Thomas returned to individual drills at practice today. O'Halloran covers the team and doesn't appear to believe Thomas is close. In 10- and 12-team leagues, fantasy owners will have a tough time waiting on the Jaguars' injured tight end as bye-week crunches begin to set in.
Sep 16 - 4:23 PM

Julius Thomas (hand) was cleared for individual drills on Wednesday.

Thomas still has hurdles to clear before making his regular-season debut, but this is a good first step. He still has a cast on his surgically-repaired hand, but is able to take part in practice on a limited basis. Earlier reports had Thomas eyeing a Week 4 return. Marcedes Lewis and Clay Harbor will continue to fill in.
Sep 16 - 12:59 PM

Jaguars declared Julius Thomas (hand) inactive for Week 1.

Thomas will be sidelined at least until Week 4. He can be dropped in leagues which only start one tight end.
Sep 13 - 11:41 AM

Julius Thomas will undergo surgery on his injured finger Wednesday.'s Ian Rapoport reports Thomas could be sidelined a month. That's in line with what GM David Caldwell said on Monday. Caldwell essentially ruled Thomas out for Weeks 1-3, calling Week 4 "realistic." Thomas is a tough sell as anything more than a TE2.
Sep 1 - 5:11 PM

Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell called Week 4 a "realistic" return target for Julius Thomas (hand surgery).

Thomas has already been essentially ruled out for the first three games of the season. It sounds like returning in Week 4 against the Colts would be a best case scenario. Expect Allen Robinson to be a target monster in the meantime, and for Allen Hurns to also see a bump in early-season usage.
Aug 31 - 5:20 PM

Julius Thomas is expected to require surgery on his broken hand, and will be sidelined 4-5 weeks.

Specifically, Thomas needs surgery on a finger tendon. For what it's worth, Thomas is getting a second opinion on Tuesday. He can safely be ruled out for Weeks 1-3, and is highly questionable for Week 4. Considering Thomas' injury history, it's not a guarantee he'll be back for Week 5. It's a major concern for the Jags' entire offense, as Thomas' presence won't be commanding attention in the red zone as Blake Bortles looks to build on his big summer. Clay Harbor is the next man up at tight end. Already a low-end TE1, the injury-prone Thomas is firmly a TE2 for the final week of drafting.
Aug 31 - 4:33 PM

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said "everything points to" Julius Thomas (hand) playing Week 1.

The Jags have always been confident Thomas will be ready Week 1, but it is good to hear he has not suffered any setbacks. SS Johnathan Cyprien (hand) is also expected back by the opener.
Aug 29 - 12:20 PM

The Jaguars are confident Julius Thomas (broken hand) will be ready for the regular season opener.

Dr. Steven Shin told The Florida Times-Union the area of Thomas' injury should speed up the healing process. Thomas is currently wearing a bulky cast that would make catching the football almost impossible, but Dr. Shin believes he should need nothing more than a soft pad when he returns to the field. The Jags open the season September 13 against the Panthers.
Aug 17 - 11:29 AM

The Jaguars are referring to Julius Thomas' injury as a "stable fracture" on the back of his hand.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Thomas is done for the preseason, but "should be back" for Jacksonville's regular season opener. This is a blow to Thomas' chances of building a rapport with Blake Bortles, but at least the severity is less than might have initially been feared. Thomas is worth targeting no earlier than the ninth round of 12-team drafts now that he's left Denver.
Aug 15 - 8:58 AM

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QB1Blake Bortles
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2Denard Robinson
3Toby Gerhart
4Bernard Pierce
5Corey Grant
GLB1T.J. Yeldon
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1T.J. Yeldon
2Denard Robinson
WR11Allen Robinson
2Marqise Lee
3Rashad Greene
WR21Allen Hurns
2Bryan Walters
WR31Marqise Lee
TE1Julius Thomas
2Marcedes Lewis
3Clay Harbor
4Nic Jacobs
LT1Luke Joeckel
2Sam Young
LG1A.J. Cann
2Zane Beadles
C1Stefen Wisniewski
2Luke Bowanko
RG1Tyler Shatley
RT1Jermey Parnell
K1Jason Myers