Injuries have been the biggest issue for Jags TE Julius Thomas, who was placed on injured reserve Saturday. He missed the first four games last season because of a fractured bone in his hand and it took a while for him to get involved in the offense when he did return. He finished with 46 catches -- the second-highest total of his career -- but his yardage was way down (455 yards, the lowest of his career in which he played more than five games) and so were his TDs (five).
The story went on to say Thomas may have played his last game for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The team certainly hasn’t gotten what they’d hoped out of Thomas when they signed him to a five-year contract worth $46 million with $24 million guaranteed in March 2015. It’s partly due to injury and also because of erratic quarterback play by Blake Bortles, but Thomas has 76 catches for 736 yards and nine touchdowns in two seasons. The story added a new GM and/or coach may want to move on from Thomas, especially if they like what they see from young tight ends Ben Koyack and Neal Sterling over this season’s final month.