Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas is expected to play against the San Diego Chargers after missing three games with an ankle injury.
The Denver Broncos offense has looked like a former shell of itself at times this season. Quarterback Peyton Manning has slumped in his past two games, and this is partly due to the absence of tight end Julius Thomas.
Thomas injured his ankle in a loss to the St. Louis Rams, and the Broncos have played three games without him. Fortunately, they have mustered a three-game winning streak.
Manning had his streak of consecutive games with a touchdown pass snapped in the Broncos’ 24-17 win against the Buffalo Bills as he threw two interceptions. The tight end was active but did not take a single snap.
Thomas had his first full practice since the injury, and he is now probable for the Broncos’ next game against the San Diego Chargers.
Here is a tweet from Pro Football Talk announcing the likely return of the Broncos’ Pro Bowl tight end.
Broncos TE Julius Thomas (ankle) is poised to return after three-game absence http://t.co/Mj5uHaNu4W
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 12, 2014