JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – According to a report by the Miami Herald the Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to send tight end Julius Thomas to the Miami Dolphins in return for a late round 2017 draft pick.
Over the past couple of days reports surfaced that the Jaguars were exploring trading Thomas to the Dolphins in return for left tackle Brandon Albert. Monday’s deal with the Dolphins is separate from that report.
The deal can’t become official until the new league year starts on March 9.
Thomas signed with the Jaguars as a free agent before the 2015 season. This came on the heels of back-to-back Pro Bowl seasons catching passes from Peyton Manning in Denver, where current Dolphins head coach Adam Gase was the offensive coordinator.
Thomas never lived up to the contract with the Jaguars.
He was overweight in training camp in 2015 and finished the season with 46 receptions in 12 games. In 2016, the numbers dipped to 30 receptions in nine games, he lowest output since he became a regular starter with the Broncos in 2013. He ended the season on injured reserve with a back injury.