Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas (80) pulls in a nine-yard touchdown pass over Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Malcolm Smith during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M.
Phelan M. Ebenhack
December 10, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed tight end Julius Thomas and defensive end Jared Odrick on injured reserve, ending their seasons.

Thomas missed the past two games with a back injury. He finishes the season with 30 catches for 281 yards and four touchdowns. He will end up sitting out 11 games in two years since signing a five-year, $46 million contract that included $24 million guaranteed with the Jaguars (2-10).

Odrick was inactive the past two games because of a shoulder injury. He also missed time with elbow, quadriceps and ankle injuries this season, the first games he's missed since his rookie year in 2010. He signed a five-year, $42.5 million deal last year that included $22.5 million guaranteed. But he managed just 12 tackles and a sack in six games this season.

The Jaguars, who host Minnesota on Sunday, activated offensive lineman Luke Bowanko from the physically unable to perform list and promoted running back Bronson Hill from the practice squad.


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