On Friday there were reports from Vic Lombardi and Nate Lundy of 104.3 The Fan in Denver, that the Denver Broncos have offered Thomas a five-year contract. Now in a separate report from Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, there is reportedly nothing going on between the two sides.
From Pro Football Talk:
“Nothing going on,” the source said.
The source also explains that an offer has not been made to Thomas, on a five-year deal or any other terms.
This is Thomas’ final year in a five-year, $12.55 million deal. Thomas is slated to earn $3.275 million this year before becoming a free agent in 2015 and the Broncos have all the motivation they need to get a deal done.
Broncos general manager John Elway said the team had opened contract negotiations with the agents of Thomas and tight end Julius Thomas as well. Elway also said they’d like to get something done before the start of training camp.
“We’ve already talked to them to see if we can do something before the beginning of the year,” said Elway, via the Denver Post. “We’d like to get something done before the beginning of camp. We don’t want to do anything once training camp starts. They’re both in their last years, and we’d like for them to stay and be Broncos for a long time.”
Tight end Thomas is open to getting a deal worked out.
“I definitely would be open to working something out with the Denver Broncos,” tight end Julius Thomas said Friday, via Mike Klis of the Denver Post. “I don’t really understand how these things work. I’ll let [agent] Frank [Bauer] and Mr. [John] Elway take care of it.”