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Julius Thomas injured in practice, leaves with sprained ankle

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Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas didn't finish the first padded practice on Tuesday, leaving early with a sprained ankle according to many of the media covering the event. That makes the second offensive player to pick up an injury early in training camp, joining Marqise Lee, but hopefully Thomas didn't suffer the dreaded high ankle sprain.

Thomas missed a good chunk of last season after being signed in free agency with a hand injury, which led to him getting off to a very slow start and struggling to develop chemistry with quarterback Blake Bortles. All in all, Thomas still had an OK season for the Jaguars, but they clearly signed him to be more than just "OK".

Thomas will be evaluated further by the medical staff, but he will be one to watch over the next few days to see if it was just a minor ding, or something that could sideline him for a little while.