Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas is active for week 5 and will make his season debut against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday.
While Thomas’ appearance had been questionable earlier in the week, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that he is not expected to be limited during the game.
Thomas has been out since suffering a broken finger during a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Aug. 14.
The former Denver Bronco signed a five-year, $46 million contract with Jacksonville as a free agent this offseason. Thomas had been one of the leading targets for Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning the last two seasons, catching a combined 108 passes for 1277 yards and 24 touchdowns.
Clay Harbor had been handling the bulk of the tight end duties in Thomas’ absence, making seven receptions for 74 yards and a touchdown.