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Thomas (left ankle) practiced fully Thursday, ESPN.com reports.
Thomas figures to be listed as probable for Monday's game against the Bengals, with his full practice participation Thursday presumably signaling that the tight end is getting closer to full strength after having been slowed of late by his ankle issue.
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Thomas (ankle) had one catch on two targets for 30 yards Sunday against the Chargers.
The Broncos threw the ball only 22 times Sunday versus 39 rushing attempts, which limited Thomas' ability to do much in the passing game after missing two games with an ankle injury and never getting off the sideline last weekend against the Bills. Thomas remains stuck on 12 receiving touchdowns, which is tied for the league-lead with Packers wideout Jordy Nelson, but Thomas hasn't found the end zone since Week 10 against the Raiders. He'll look to break his scoreless streak in Week 16 against the Bengals.
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Thomas (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Chargers.
Thomas is in uniform, as expected, and more importantly the tight end figures to be ready to factor in on the Denver offense this Sunday after being a spectator on that front in Week 14.
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Thomas (ankle) practiced fully Friday and is probable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, ESPN.com's Jeff Legwold reports.
Thomas suited up last Sunday against the Bills, but did not play a snap in the contest, but this time around, the report suggests that barring any setbacks, the tight end is expected to return to the mix this weekend and see close to his usual workload in Denver's Week 15 offense.
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Thomas (left ankle) practiced Wednesday, the Denver Post reports.
Officially, Thomas was limited, but assuming no setbacks as the week progresses, the tight end is expected to suit up, and more importantly, factor in on the Denver offense Sunday against the Chargers.
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Thomas (ankle) said he expects to play Sunday against the Chargers, the Denver Post reports.
Thomas was active for last Sunday's game against the Bills after being considered a game-time decision, but he never made it onto the field, as his ankle just wasn't healthy enough yet. However, with another week of recovery and practice, he's got a pretty good chance to return Sunday to help the struggling Broncos' passing game.
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Thomas (ankle) was active for Sunday's game against the Bills but he did not play a single snap, ESPN.com reports. "If we needed him, we could have (played him)," head coach John Fox said. "He's taken a step in the right direction and we're going to need him moving forward."
Thomas was a game-time decision and was made active after participating in pre-game warmups, but he simply wasn't healthy enough to get on the field. The Broncos' passing offense has really struggled over the last few games with Thomas out, but another week of rehab and recovery should help in his quest to get back on the field in Week 15 against the Chargers.
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Thomas (ankle) will be active for Sunday's game against the Bills, according to Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com.
Thomas was considered a game-time decision after missing the last two contests with the injury, but he was cleared to play after warming up on the field with backup quarterback Brock Osweiler. While Thomas will play, he is expected to be limited, as his ankle is clearly not 100 percent healthy.
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Thomas (ankle) remains a true game-time decision for Sunday's contest against the Bills, according to Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com.
There is talk that Thomas himself will make the final determination whether he plays, though it's very clear that he'll be far from 100 percent. Jacob Tamme is a possible replacement in the lineup, though he's questionable with a rib injury, leaving Virgil Green as the last option, though he's much more of a blocking tight end than a legitimate fantasy replacement.
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Thomas' status for Sunday's game against the Bills will not be determined until a few hours before kickoff, as his injured ankle is still far from 100 percent, the Denver Post reports.
Thomas, who has missed the last two games, is officially listed as questionable for the game, and with Jacob Tamme questionable with a rib injury, Virgil Green could be used more on passing downs, though he remains primarily a blocking tight end.