Prowling The Web: Julius Thomas getting closer to playing


Julius Thomas, the prized free agent acquisition of the Jacksonville Jaguars, still has not taken the field for the team. But, he’s getting closer!

Wednesday Takeaways: Precision needed – Jacksonville Jaguars team site

"The drop-off from the first to second half, something quarterback Blake Bortles on Wednesday attributed at least in part to precision. The Jaguars scored three total second-half points against Carolina/Miami/Indianapolis in Weeks 1, 2 and 4 while scoring 42 points in the first half of those games. They beat Miami on a late field goal, but lost to Carolina and Indianapolis. “It’s kind of hard to figure out why there’s been a lack of execution in the second half,” Bortles said. “I think it all stems back from an attention to detail … really being able to be precise throughout the game and being able to finish. … The whole process of everything I think is really good; I think it’s just a lack of execution throughout the game.”"

Waiver wire claims for Blake Bortles – Jacksonville Jaguars team site

"Owned in just 20 percent of Yahoo leagues, and just 5.9 percent of leagues, Bortles is someone you need to target if you drafted Tony Romo, Andrew Luck (I think he sits on Thursday night), or Colin Kaepernick as your starter. Even’s Adam Rank admitted this week that Bortles has been “pretty sweet” this year, something I’ve been saying since the preseason mind you. Hey Adam, welcome to 2015!"

Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas getting closer to being cleared to play – ESPN

"The first passes he caught on Wednesday were short throws from senior offensive assistant Frank Scelfo off to the side just before warmups. Thomas did not have a cast on his hand but did wear some protective gear.Thomas said he was going to be careful with his hand, especially until he sees how it feels on Thursday."

Julius Thomas is still probably a week away – Florida Times-Union

"“I’m still limited,” he said. “I don’t know if [playing] is going to be an option yet.”Thomas will be guided by the Jaguars medical team’s advice.“I’m really going to lean on those guys and follow their plan so hopefully nothing else happens,” he said."

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