QJulius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
3 days ago

Thomas (back) has passed his physical with the Dolphins, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although his trade from Jacksonville to Miami won't take effect until the new league year starts on March 9, Thomas won't be a stranger within the offensive scheme used in his new locale. Under the instruction of offensive coordinator Adam Gase in 2013 and 2014, Thomas posted 12 touchdowns for the Broncos in both campaigns, helping him land a five-year, $46 million contract with the Jaguars in March of 2015. Gase will soon be embarking upon his second offseason program with the Dolphins, only this time he'll have a familiar face to introduce to quarterback Ryan Tannehill. If fellow tight ends Jordan Cameron (concussion) and Dion Sims both depart in free agency, Thomas will assume top TE duties and seek a bounce-back season.

QJulius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
5 days ago

Thomas will be traded from the Jaguars to the Dolphins in exchange for a late-round pick in this year's draft, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas managed just 76 receptions for 736 yards and nine touchdowns in two seasons after signing a five-year, $46 million deal with the Jaguars in 2015, but in joining the Dolphins, he'll be reunited with coach Adam Gase, who served as his offensive coordinator with the Broncos in 2013 and 2014. Thomas scored 12 touchdowns in both of those seasons, emerging as a top fantasy tight end along the way. Although having Peyton Manning as his quarterback obviously helped his stock significantly at the time, Thomas should like his chances for improvement in his new setting, where he could cement himself as Miami's starting tight end given that Jordan Cameron and Dion Sims are both potential free-agent departures this offseason.

QJulius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
5 days ago1 Comment

Thomas could join the Dolphins in a trade for offensive tackle Branden Albert, who is visiting the Jaguars on Monday, NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas has fallen flat of expectations since signing a five-year, $46 million contract with the Jaguars in 2015, but with the Dolphins committed to moving on from Albert and his hefty salary, and the Jaguars in need of a new left tackle, a potential swap seems to make sense for both parties. Considering both Jordan Cameron and Dion Sims are hitting the free-agent market, acquiring Thomas would fill Miami's need at tight end, and would also reunite him with coach Adam Gase, who Thomas thrived under while Gase served as his offensive coordinator with the Broncos in 2014. While that change of scenery could help Thomas' fantasy stock, his proposed move to the Dolphins could be contingent on how Albert's visit with the Jaguars goes Monday, making the situation worthwhile to monitor.

QJulius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
1 week ago

Thomas (back) remains in the Jaguars' plans for 2017, WJXT Jacksonville reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas was due $3 million if he was still on the roster at 4 PM ET, and the deadline came and went, signaling the Jaguars' commitment to the tight end for the upcoming season. They only would've saved $2 million by cutting him, so that doesn't seem to have been a legitimate possibility anyway. However, they can save $7 million by releasing him next season. Unless Thomas can put together a healthy and productive 2016 campaign, his days in Jacksonville may be numbered. The former All-Pro tight end has only played in 21 of 32 games as a member of the organization.

QJulius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
3 months 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.

QJulius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
3 months 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.

QJulius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
3 months 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.

QJulius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
3 months 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.

QJulius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
3 months 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.

QJulius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
3 months 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.