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Gameday inactives: TE Julius Thomas to play


TAMPA, Fla. – Julius Thomas will make his regular-season Jaguars debut Sunday.

Thomas, the veteran tight end who signed with the Jaguars as unrestricted free agent this past offseason, will be active against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday. He missed the first four games of the regular season with a hand injury.

Thomas sustained the injury in the preseason opener against Pittsburgh and hasn't played since.

Also on Sunday, Jaguars middle linebacker Paul Posluszny was ruled inactive 90 minutes before kickoff. He sustained a high-ankle sprain against the Colts last week and did not practice this week. Rookie Thurston Armbrister will start in his place.

Thomas worked limited in practice this week, and he and Posluszny both were listed as questionable on the Friday injury report.

Defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks (knee), also listed as questionable Friday, was deactivated 90 minutes before kickoff, as were rookie safety James Sample (shoulder), wide receiver Marqise Lee (hamstring), running back Denard Robinson (knee), defensive end Chris Smith, and guard Tyler Shatley.

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