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TE Julius Thomas - Denver Broncos

6-5, 246Born: 6-27-1988College: Portland St.Drafted: Round 4

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General News (Sat Jan 31): discussed with Woody Paige and Les Shapiro on The Sports Show Friday, Jan. 30, the chances of him returning to the Broncos. "I really don't know. To be perfectly honest, it hasn't even been discussed for me yet," Thomas said. He did go on to say he'd love to come back, but he mentioned there are several important factors when determining where he'll sign.

Week 21: bye week

Recent Stats and Projections

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17 vs OAK 0 0 0 0
19 vs IND 6 53 0 0

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 19 vs IND (7 / 6 / 53 / 0 rec)

Julius Thomas, who has been playing through injury for the latter half of the season, opened against the Colts with a phenomenal deep catch down the left sideline for 32 yards. Thomas nearly ran it into the end zone, but was forced out at the two yard line. He drew defensive holding on his next play to give Denver an extra yard, setting them up with first-and-goal on the 1. After that big splash, Thomas returned to his infrequently-targeted ways, with all six of his remaining targets coming within five yards of the line of scrimmage. Thomas didn't play poorly, but he didn't have any opportunities to make any great plays, either.

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Jaguars | Jaguars gunning for Julius Thomas? (Fri Feb 27, 09:44 PM) - Denver Broncos impending free-agent TE Julius Thomas will be pursued aggressively by the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post.

Our View: Jacksonville can be considered the frontrunner for Thomas' services. It would be a strong signing for the team as they need more and better weapons around young quarterback Blake Bortles.
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Raiders | Raiders interested in Julius Thomas? (Fri Feb 27, 09:38 PM) - Denver Broncos impending free-agent TE Julius Thomas is drawing interest from the Oakland Raiders, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.

Our View: The Raiders could have interest, but they might not be the favorite to land Thomas. He grew up in the area, and Thomas was a Raiders fan as a kid. The Raiders could use a guy like Thomas on offense, but he's expected to get plenty of interest on the open market.
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Broncos | Julius Thomas helped in red zone (Tue Feb 24, 06:21 PM) - Denver Broncos impending free-agent TE Julius Thomas could very well be on his way out of Denver this offseason, which would leave a big void for Denver, especially in the red zone. Before Thomas was injured last season, he led the NFL in red zone touchdowns with nine. He was second in the league with a 77 percent touchdown rate in the red zone. Following the injury, the Broncos ended the regular season with a 62 percent touchdown frequency in the red zone.

Our View: It's not just Manning making his stats gaudier, Thomas is a fantastic tight end when healthy. He has the ability to create mismatches every time he's on the field, and his presence near pay dirt will be missed. At this time, it sounds like the Jacksonville Jaguars might be frontrunners for his services. The Cleveland Browns and New England Patriots might also have interest.
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Jaguars | Julius Thomas drawing interest in JAX (Tue Feb 24, 10:01 AM) - Denver Broncos impending free-agent TE Julius Thomas is drawing interest from the Jacksonville Jaguars if he reaches free agency.

Our View: We could see that connection. Thomas is unlikely to return to the Broncos, and he could be a real weapon for QB Blake Bortles in Jacksonville. His presence in the red zone and mismatches he creates in the middle would benefit the young QB.
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Broncos | Julius Thomas likely leaving Denver? (Mon Feb 23, 06:20 PM) - Denver Broncos impending free-agent TE Julius Thomas is unlikely to be re-signed by the team, as his market value will likely exceed what the Broncos are willing to pay. The Broncos tried to sign Thomas to a five-year, $40 million extension last summer, but he wasn't comfortable with the guaranteed money and structuring.

Our View: We're not surprised. Julius Thomas is going to be out of their price range, plus as a non-blocker he's an odd fit in the Gary Kubiak system. Teams who could have interest in Julius Thomas include the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns and New England Patriots.
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