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Julius Thomas expected to sign with Jaguars, per report

The Jaguars have seemingly made a splash in free agency, bringing in one of the top pass catching tight ends.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars will sign free agent tight end Julius Thomasaccording to a report by Mike Klis of The Denver Post. The Jaguars finally made a big splash in free agency, as many thought they would. Thomas is one of the better pass catching tight ends in the NFL and it's certainly an area the Jaguars drastically need to improve.

Tight end Julius Thomas is expected to sign Tuesday with the Jacksonville Jaguars on a multiyear deal worth in the $9 million-a-year neighborhood.

The past two seasons with the Denver Broncos, Thomas has racked up 108 receptions, 1,277 yards and 24 touchdowns. Being a college basketball player and coming to football later in life, Thomas took a few seasons to get going in the NFL, but once he did with Peyton Manning at quarterback, he exploded on the scene with productivity.

Adding Thomas to the Jaguars offense should give Jaguars second-year quarterback Blake Bortles a nice, big and athletic security blanket who is also a matchup nightmare, as Cole Hartley detailed in his film breakdown of Thomas.

The details of Thomas' contract have yet to be released, but once they do we will update you with those numbers and what his likely cap hit for 2015 is going to be. There also has been no word officially on what Thomas' signing means for the future of veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis.