Julius Thomas active for the Jacksonville Jaguars

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have activated their star tight end, Julius Thomas today, meaning he could make his debut for the AFC South team today in their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to Pro Football Talk and Ian Rapoport.

The former Bronco has been out of action since he suffered a broken hand during the preseason on August 14. He had surgery on his hand on September 1 and although he hasn't completed a full practice, he was able to catch passes without his cast on.

Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles will be glad to hear another pass catcher could be on the field for the AFC South franchise today, alongside the improving wide receivers Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns.


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The two-time Pro Bowler signed for the Jaguars on a five-year deal worth $46 million back in March, but he is yet to make a return on that due to injury.

The AFC South team will be hoping the tight end can be as productive as he was with his first three years in the league with the Broncos. Since being drafted in the fourth round by the AFC West team in 2011, Thomas has caught 109 of his 158 targets for 1282 yards and 24 touchdowns, averaging 11.8 yards per reception.

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The Buccaneers have been okay against tight ends so far this season, though, so to expect a flashy regular season debut for Thomas might be a bit of a long shot.

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