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Julius Thomas | Tight End | #80

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 260
College: Portland State
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 4 (129) / DEN
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Julius Thomas caught 2-of-6 targets for 12 yards in the Jaguars' Week 17 loss to the Texans.
Thomas missed the first four games of the year as he recovered from hand surgery. He didn't miss any more time, and did his job as a red zone threat, scoring five touchdowns. He produced just 46 catches for 455 yards, however, and was much less effective on a per-play basis than he was in Denver. He'll have to be much better to be worth his $9 million salary in 2016. Thomas will begin his second year as a Jag on the TE1 borderline. Jan 3 - 5:25 PM

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Julius Thomas caught 2-of-2 targets for 12 yards in Jacksonville's Week 16 loss to the Saints.

It was a dud of a day against a defense that's gotten ripped all year by tight ends. Thomas will be a touchdown-dependent, mid-range TE1 for next week's finale against the Texans.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 08:19:00 PM

Julius Thomas caught 6-of-9 targets for 79 yards Week 15 against the Falcons.

Thomas was Blake Bortles' most consistent target in the first half, hauling in four passes for 55 yards and just missing a long touchdown in the second quarter. Thomas made a big play on the Jags' opening touchdown drive of the second half, but he was held off the stat sheet until the final drive of the game. Thomas did not score for the first time since Week 10, but he continues to be a big part of the passing offense. He will be a solid TE1 in a great matchup next week against the Saints.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 05:41:00 PM

Julius Thomas caught 5-of-7 targets for 54 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' Week 14 win over the Colts.

Thomas simply overpowered Jalil Brown on an end zone slant for his score. Thomas has been doing what the Jaguars paid him to do over the past month, catching a touchdown in four straight games. He'll remain a mid-range TE1 against the Falcons in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 05:36:00 PM

Julius Thomas caught 2-of-5 targets for 15 yards and one touchdown in the Jaguars' Week 13 loss to the Titans.

With Allen Hurns (concussion) out, Thomas' role didn't grow very much as a pass catcher, as the Jaguars instead opted to force-feed the ball to Allen Robinson, who scored three touchdowns. Thomas still found the end zone, however, scoring from nine yards out after a Marcus Mariota lost fumble in the fourth quarter. Thomas has now visited pay dirt in three-straight games. Thomas will be a borderline TE1/2 next week against the Colts.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 05:22:00 PM

Julius Thomas caught 9-of-10 targets for 116 yards and one touchdown in the Jaguars' Week 12 loss to the Chargers.

It was easily Thomas' best and most complete game as a Jaguar. He had a big fourth-down catch where he out-muscled a defender on the sideline, and later capped off the drive with a 21-yard touchdown, roasting FS Eric Weddle in coverage with a nifty out-and-up double-move down the seam. It was a perfect throw with not much room for error from Blake Bortles. Thomas has now scored in back-to-back games and could see his role increase more Week 13 against the Titans with Allen Hurns suffering a severe concussion Sunday. Thomas went 5-28-1 against Tennessee in Week 11.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 05:35:00 PM

Julius Thomas caught 5-of-8 targets for 28 yards and a touchdown in Jacksonville's Week 11 win over the Titans.

Both the catches and yards were Thomas' second most of the season, while the score was his second as a Jaguar. Thomas was wide open on his touchdown. He was also the intended target on Blake Bortles' interception, but it was simply a bad pass from the quarterback. Thomas will be the TE1 conversation against a Colts defense that struggles to cover tight ends in Week 12.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 12:17:00 AM

Julius Thomas caught 2-of-5 targets for 23 yards in the Jaguars' Week 10 win over the Ravens.

He, Marqise Lee, and Bryan Walters each saw five targets well behind alpha dogs Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns. There's just not much after the Allens in this offense, leaving Thomas as a low-upside, low-floor TE1/2.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 07:07:00 PM

Julius Thomas (abdomen) is probable for Week 10 against the Ravens.

Thomas and Blake Bortles' chemistry has been off aside from Week 6, and Thomas admits the timing just hasn't been right. He'll be hard to trust as anything more than a high-end TE2 unless Allen Hurns (foot) sits out.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 11:25:00 AM

Julius Thomas blamed his recent struggles on a lack of timing with Blake Bortles.

"I’m very confident we’ll start connecting," Thomas said. "The looks are there. The opportunities are there. As we get a better feel for each other and our timing, it’s going to come along." Thomas dominated to the Texans for 78 yards and a score in his second game as a Jaguar, but he has caught just 4-of-13 targets for 18 scoreless yards since. Thomas will be a TE2 this week against a Ravens team much more vulnerable to wide receivers than tight ends, but he could be worth a TE1 look if Allen Hurns (foot) is forced to miss.
Source: jaguars.com
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 09:37:00 AM

Julius Thomas reeled in three of eight targets for 14 yards in the Jaguars' Week 9 loss to the Jets.

Thomas saw plenty of targets but wasn't able to do anything with them. Aside from a 78-yard game against Houston in Week 6, Thomas has been a non-factor this year. He’ll be a TE2 against Baltimore in Week 10.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 05:53:00 PM

Julius Thomas (abdomen) is probable for Week 9 against the Jets.

He's been practicing in full all week. Thomas is RotoPat's No. 16 tight end for Week 9. He gets a boost with Jets SS Calvin Pryor looking like he won't play.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 11:14:00 AM

Julius Thomas (abdomen) is practicing in full for Week 9.

Thomas was limited in Week 7, but is improved coming off the Jaguars' bye week. He'll be more of a TE2 than TE1 against the Jets.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 05:45:00 PM

Julius Thomas is dealing with a "mild" groin injury.

The injury helps to explain why Thomas was on the field for just 37 snaps against the Bills on Sunday. With the bye week to heal, the injury should not force Thomas to miss any game time. He will be a low-end TE1 Week 9 against the Jets.
Tue, Oct 27, 2015 01:13:00 PM

Julius Thomas caught 1-of-5 targets for four yards Week 7 against the Bills.

Thomas had a longish gain called back on penalty in the first half, but it was an otherwise quiet and extremely disappointing day after Thomas turned 13 targets in a 7-78-1 line last week. Thomas showed poor effort on a deep target late in the game and sat out a couple snaps following the play. It is possible he is dealing with conditioning issues coming off a long layoff. Despite the rough game, Thomas will be a low-end TE1 Week 9 against the Jets.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 01:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Blake Bortles
RB1T.J. Yeldon
2Denard Robinson
3Toby Gerhart
4Jonas Gray
5Joe Banyard
GLB1T.J. Yeldon
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1T.J. Yeldon
2Denard Robinson
WR11Allen Robinson
2Marqise Lee
3Arrelious Benn
4Tony Washington
5Shaq Evans
WR21Allen Hurns
2Rashad Greene
3Neal Sterling
4Rasheed Bailey
5Rashad Lawrence
WR31Marqise Lee
TE1Julius Thomas
2Nic Jacobs
3Ben Koyack
LT1Luke Joeckel
2Patrick Miller
LG1Zane Beadles
2Tyler Shatley
3Kadeem Edwards
C1Luke Bowanko
RG1A.J. Cann
2Brandon Linder
3Chris Reed
RT1Jermey Parnell
2Josh Wells
K1Jason Myers