Demaryius Thomas
WR DEN (5)
4 weeks ago

Thomas, who missed Tuesday's OTA because of personal reasons, is back at practice Wednesday, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas' absence on Tuesday wasn't a cause for much concern given the voluntary nature of the OTA workouts, but there's a sigh of relief knowing he didn't miss out due to any sort of injury. He'll continue to lead the way at wide receiver for the Broncos, building chemistry with quarterbacks Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch.

Demaryius Thomas
WR DEN (5)
1 month ago

Thomas was absent from OTAs on Tuesday, James Palmer of NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The team has yet to comment on Thomas's absence, although since the workouts are voluntary, it shouldn't be a major concern for Broncos' fans. The wideout is heading into the season feeling the best he ever has after playing through hip issues last season. Look for more updates to come once Thomas joins his teammates on the field.

Demaryius Thomas
WR DEN (5)
1 month ago

Thomas said his hips are both healthy, The Denver Post's Nicki Jhabvala reports. "This is the best I've ever felt in nearly my whole career," he said Thursday. "That helps. I don't feel pain running routes on this side or that side. It's basically equal now, so there's more joy. I'm having more fun and am not worried about guys covering me on one side or another."

EDGE Analysis

Thomas aggravated a pre-existing issue in his left hip Week 1 last season and spent the rest of the year playing through pain, also dealing with some discomfort in the other hip. He still played all 16 games and drew a team-leading 145 targets, but his 90 catches, 1,083 receiving yards and five touchdowns all represented his worst marks since 2011 when Tim Tebow spent most of the season at quarterback. Thomas did hint earlier this offseason that the hip issues could resurface, but he also said he has a plan in place to minimize the chances of that happening. The larger concern is Denver's quarterback situation, though Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch should fare better this upcoming season, after the team upgraded its porous offensive line via free agency and the draft. Thomas has proven he can produce without the benefit of strong quarterback play, having caught 105 passes for 1,304 yards and six touchdowns in 2015 while playing with Brock Osweiler and a washed-up Peyton Manning. The entire Denver passing game also figures to benefit from the return of offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, whose scheme is more pass-oriented than that of former head coach Gary Kubiak.

Demaryius Thomas
WR DEN (5)
3 months ago

Thomas said his hips bothered him for much of the 2016 season, but he doesn't expect them to be a problem in 2017, ESPN.com's Jeff Legwold reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though he needed some time for his troublesome hips to heal, Thomas should be ready to participate in most or all of the Broncos' offseason program. He hinted he has a plan to avoid future problems of a similar nature, saying "I'll be on top of it," when asked if he thought his hips would be an issue during the upcoming season. The larger concern is Denver's quarterback play, with Thomas coming off a 2016 season in which he had his lowest marks for receptions (90), receiving yards (1,083) and touchdowns (five) since 2011, despite playing all 16 games for a fifth straight year. The team is expected to hold a competition between Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch, hoping that both players' increased experience -- in addition to an improved offensive line -- will at least push the Denver offense back toward the middle of the NFL pack.

Demaryius Thomas
WR DEN (5)
5 months ago

Thomas reeled in 90 passes for 1,083 yards and five touchdowns during the 2016 season.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas' production across the board represented his lowest totals since the 2011 season. It is no coincidence that the four years of elite-level production in between were with Peyton Manning at the helm. Though Thomas still found his way into the Pro Bowl, he lacked consistent play with only two games of 100 yards or more and no touchdowns after the Broncos' Week 11 bye. New head coach Vance Joseph has promised a more up-tempo, aggressive offense in 2017, but without strides from last year's starter Trevor Siemian or 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch, there might not be enough quality passes to go around to sustain both Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, who often looked like the No. 1 man in Mile High.

Demaryius Thomas
WR DEN (5)
6 months ago

Thomas caught four of six targets for 47 yards in Sunday's win over the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas briefly left Sunday's game with an injury, but soon returned. During a rough 2016 season for Denver's offense, Thomas still managed to top 90 catches and 1,000 yards for the fifth straight year. Plenty of questions will need to be answered before he shoots for number six. Head coach Gary Kubiak is set to retire and Thomas is likely to be playing in a new offense next season. He might also be catching passes from a new quarterback, depending on whether the new staff decides to stick with Trevor Siemian, move on with 2016 first-rounder Paxton Lynch or look elsewhere for solutions.

Demaryius Thomas
WR DEN (5)
6 months ago

Thomas caught three of eight targets for 20 yards in Sunday's loss to Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

Despite the offense's floundering, Thomas was actually showing well in recent weeks, with 28 catches in Denver's first four games after the bye. That all came crashing down on Sunday with season lows in catches and yards. It's been a tough year for Thomas with an uncustomary level of inexperience at quarterback and he might get rookie Paxton Lynch tossing passes his way in what amounts to a meaningless Week 17. In Lynch's two starts this season, Thomas has caught 11 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown.

Demaryius Thomas
WR DEN (5)
6 months ago

Thomas had seven receptions on 11 targets for 91 yards in Sunday's 16-3 loss to the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

Thomas easily led the Broncos in all receiving categories, and was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise lackluster offensive performance. Even though Denver has scored just a total of 13 points over the last two games, Thomas has been able to produce, catching 17 of 27 targets for 217 yards. On a negative note, he hasn't scored a touchdown since Nov. 13. Next week, he'll take on the Chiefs in Kansas City.

Demaryius Thomas
WR DEN (5)
7 months ago

Thomas snagged 10 of 16 targets for 126 yards in Sunday's loss to Tennessee.

EDGE Analysis

Despite Denver putting up a season low in points, Thomas was able to set season highs in catches, targets and yardage all while making mesmerizing diving and one-handed grabs along the way. It hasn't been an ideal season for Thomas, who is a near-lock to have his lowest yardage total since the 2011 Year of Tebow. Sunday was a reminder, however, that Thomas is still an elite target who can still put up numbers despite playing on an offense on training wheels.

Demaryius Thomas
WR DEN (5)
7 months ago

Thomas caught six of 10 targets for 61 yards in Sunday's win over Jacksonville.

EDGE Analysis

With rookie quarterback Paxton Lynch under fire for much of the game, he turned to the dependable hands of Thomas - who reeled in half of the Broncos' completions and yardages in Sunday's slopfest. It's been a very quiet year by Thomas' standards, but he's remained consistently solid, Sunday marking his 11th straight game with at least five catches.