Julius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
2 weeks ago

Thomas (knee) returned to practice on Sunday, John Oehser of Jaguars.com reports

EDGE Analysis

As expected, the knee injury was only a minor hiccup and Thomas was able to return to practice Sunday after sitting out the day before. Thomas is considered the Jaguars' top TE option and should be back with the first team offense Sunday, barring any setbacks.

Julius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
2 weeks ago

Thomas (knee) did not practice Saturday, John Oehser of Jaguars.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas appears to be dealing with a minor knee issue, while he should be able to return sooner rather than later. Depth options at tight end Nic Jacobs and Ben Koyack could see additional reps in practice with Thomas sidelined.

Julius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
4 weeks ago

Thomas (foot) participated in full at Wednesday's practice, the Jaguars' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Aside from the fact that he continues to contend with lingering pain in his surgically repaired right hand, Thomas brushed off the left ankle injury that forced him from the practice field Tuesday. With a full allotment of snaps behind him, he'll resume his standing as the Jaguars' top TE option.

Julius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
4 weeks ago

Thomas admitted that he's still dealing with some minor discomfort in his surgically repaired right hand, ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas missed the start of last season after fracturing a bone in the back of his hand during the preseason, and while he returned in Week 5 and finished with 46 catches for 455 yards and five touchdowns, he never quite returned to 100 percent health. "I don't know if everything always goes back [to the way it was before the injury]," Thomas said Saturday. "I've learned how to do everything I need to do." Thomas said the discomfort won't impact the way he plays, but it's something to keep an eye on as the 2016 season fast approaches. Thomas, who is off to a strong start in camp, did not finish practice Tuesday and was observed on the sideline with trainers taking a look at his left foot.

Julius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
6 months ago

Thomas concluded the 2015 season with 46 catches for 455 yards and five touchdowns in 12 games.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas underwent surgery on his finger after suffering an injury during the preseason, which kept him out of the Jaguars' first four regular season games. He got off to a slow start in his first game against Tampa Bay, catching just two passes for 20 yards but was able to get on track the following week, hauling in seven catches (13 targets) for 78 yards and a score in a loss to Houston. Thomas' production varied greatly week-to-week, but he came into his own midway through the year when he reached the endzone in four straight games between Nov. 19 and Dec. 13. Included in that span was a nine-catch, 116-yard performance in a loss to the Chargers, a game that would prove to be his most productive in a Jaguars uniform. Coming off of a relatively disappointing first season, Thomas has the makings of a decent buy-low candidate in 2016, as he'll have an entire offseason to get healthy and jell with quarterback Blake Bortles and the rest of the Jaguaras' young receiving corps.

Julius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
8 months ago

Thomas (arm) is questionable to return Sunday against the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas was unable to catch any of his four pass targets before exiting the game. In his absence, Marcedes Lewis is likely to see an increase in snaps.

Julius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
8 months ago

Thomas was held to two catches on two targets for 12 yards in Sunday's loss to the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas had taken on a larger role in the passing game over previous weeks, catching at least five passes in four of his last five contests, but that was not the case Sunday, as Blake Bortles leaned more heavily on the trio of Allen Hurns, Denard Robinson and Allen Robinson, who combined for 26 targets of the team's 35 targets. The 6-5 Thomas remains a dangerous red zone weapon, but he has only five touchdown receptions on the year after registering 12 touchdowns in each of the previous two seasons.

Julius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
8 months ago

Thomas caught six of nine targets for a team-high 79 receiving yards in Sunday's loss to the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

The big tight end has developed a nice rapport with Blake Bortles since missing the first portion of the season, with at least 79 yards or a touchdown in each of the last five games. Thomas failed to score for the first time in that span, and should remain a popular target for Bortles, especially in the red zone. He is primed for another strong showing versus the Saints next week.

Julius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
9 months ago

Thomas caught five passes on seven targets -- both team-highs -- for 54 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Colts.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas missed the first four games of the season due to injury, but he's developed excellent chemistry with quarterback Blake Bortles, as the two have hooked up for a touchdown in four straight games. Thomas isn't likely to be a huge source of yards, but the touchdowns certainly make him an intriguing fantasy option in Week 15 against the Falcons.

Julius Thomas
TE JAC (5)
9 months ago

Thomas caught two passes on five targets for 15 yards and a touchdown Sunday against Tennessee.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas was held in check for most of the afternoon, but he scored on a nine-yard pass from Blake Bortles early in the fourth quarter after a Tennessee fumble. The 27-year-old has now been targeted 23 times over his last three games, but he has just two games of 30 or more receiving yards on the season.