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Julius Thomas undergoes ankle surgery

Richard Smith, Julius Thomas AP

Broncos fourth-round pick Julius Thomas, a basketball player turned tight end, struggled to get on the field during his rookie season. With Denver adding Jacob Tamme and Joel Dreessen at his position this offseason, Thomas is facing long odds for playing time in 2012.

Thomas hit another roadblock last week when he underwent surgery to repair ligaments in his ankle, according to Jeff Legwold of theĀ Denver Post. The surgery figures to sideline, or at least limit Thomas during post-draft Organized Team Activities.

Thomas finished his first NFL season with one reception for five yards, appearing in just five games. He should make the Broncos’ 53-man roster, but will be hard pressed for significant snaps.

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4 Responses to “Julius Thomas undergoes ankle surgery”
  1. 4thquartermagic says: Apr 8, 2012 7:13 PM

    This is either a non-story. Thomas hurt his ankle very early in the year so this surgery I’m sure has been expected.

    Also gives us hope that he’ll make an impact thia year.

    He was a stud last year in camp

  2. MichaelEdits says: Apr 8, 2012 8:06 PM

    Soon he will change his name to Julius Ochocinco

  3. talkintrashallday says: Apr 8, 2012 9:19 PM

    there’s a reason he didn’t play football in college…

  4. proteus914 says: Apr 9, 2012 5:46 PM

    Yes, there is a reason that he didn’t play football in college. The reason is HE WAS PLAYING BASKETBALL!!

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