- Rapoport adds that Thomas could be out a month following the procedure.
- Thomas is seeking a second opinion on Tuesday.
Jacksonville has previously expressed optimism that Thomas would be fine for Week 1’s game, but it sounds like he hasn’t recovered as fast as they were hoping.
The Jaguars, thankfully, have some experienced options on their roster at tight end including Marcedes Lewis and Clay Harbor, but Thomas was expected to be a go-to option for second-year QB Blake Bortles.
Thomas, 27, signed a five-year, $46 million contract that included $24 million guaranteed with the Jaguars at the start of free agency back in March.
Thomas, 26, caught 43 passes for 489 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns over the course of 13 games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 13 tight end in the league out of 67 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Thomas’ injury as the news is available.