IRJulius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
14 hours ago

Thomas (back) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Ryan O'Halloran of Jacksonville.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas injured his back in Week 11 against the Lions, but hadn't really found a groove in the Jaguars' offense before then anyway and will finish his second season in Jacksonville with 30 receptions for 281 yards and four touchdowns. Looking ahead, it's entirely possible Thomas has played his last game for the Jags, considering the team could save nearly $5 million in cap space by releasing him in the offseason. In his absence, Ben Koyack and Neal Sterling figure to handle tight end duties for the remainder of the 2016 campaign.

IRJulius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
2 days ago

Thomas (back) will not play in Sunday's game against the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas will miss his third game in a row, which means Ben Koyack will again serve as the Jaguars' top tight end this week. It's not clear when Thomas will be able to return to practice, but given the length of his absence, he will almost certainly need to before he is able to play again.

IRJulius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
3 days ago

Thomas (back) missed practice again Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

With Thomas a candidate to be ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings, it looks like Ben Koyack and Neal Sterling will once again be in line to head the Jaguars' TE corps in Week 14.

IRJulius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
3 days ago

Thomas (back) did not practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas's status for Sunday's game against the Vikings is cloudy, and if he remains sidelined this weekend, Ben Koyack and Neal Sterling would be in line to head the Jaguars' TE corps in Week 14.

IRJulius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
7 days ago

Thomas (back) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

With Thomas still out, Ben Koyack, Neal Sterling and Alex Ellis are in line to handle the Jaguars' Week 13 TE duties. While neither are high-percentage fantasy darts this week, of the three Koyack led the way with 40 snaps on offense (out of a possible 68) last weekend, en route to catching both of his targets for 23 yards. Meanwhile, Sterling turned his 28 snaps into two catches (on three targets) for 16 yards.

IRJulius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
1 week ago

Thomas (back) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's not clear if Thomas was able to get in any work at Friday's practice, but he did not participate the previous two days, and it appears he will not be able to play this week against his former team. If Thomas is ultimately ruled out for Week 13, Ben Koyack would be the Jaguars' top option at the tight end position.

IRJulius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
1 week ago

Thomas (back) did not participate in Thursday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas, who was held out of last week's matchup with the Bills, is yet to practice in any capacity this week, clouding his status as Sunday's matchup with the Broncos approaches. At this point, it seems rather unlikely that Thomas will be available, though the team has not yet ruled one way or the other. If Thomas is ultimately held out, both Ben Koyack and Neal Sterling would again be in line for increased snaps.

IRJulius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
2 weeks ago

Thomas (back) did not practice Wednesday, John Oehser of Jaguars.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas thus looks iffy as Sunday's game against the Broncos (his former team) approaches. Next up for TE snaps in the Jaguars offense if Thomas is out or limited this weekend are Ben Koyack and Neal Sterling.

IRJulius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
2 weeks ago

Thomas (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bills, John Oehser of Jaguars.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's not clear if Thomas was able to get in any work at Friday's practice, but no matter, he will not suit up in Week 12 after injuring his back last week. Ben Koyack is in line to start at tight end against the Bills with Thomas sidelined.

IRJulius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
2 weeks ago

Thomas (back) did not practice again Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Back-to-back missed sessions cloud Thomas' status for Sunday's game against the Bills, though a return to practice, in any capacity Friday would brighten his outlook on that front. His Week 12 availability is of added import to the Jaguars, with fellow TE Marcedes Lewis now on IR.