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Julius Thomas recovered from injury, will play against Buccaneers

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have to face Julius Thomas today. The tight end has recovered from his hand injury and will suit up for the Jacksonville Jaguars for the first time, according to Adam Schefter.

With Allen Hurns, Allen Robinson and Marcedes Lewis, the Jaguars now have a pretty solid group of offensive weapons for Blake Bortles to throw to. Still, the Jaguars have struggled to be consistent on offense, with a running game going at a middling 4.1 yards per carry, and a passing game at a horrible 5.9 net yards per attempt, ranking 18th and 25th in the NFL respectively.

The Bucs haven't been great at defending tight ends, though. They notably struggled to contain Greg Olsen last week, despite the fact that he was the only receiving threat the Panthers had, and they have no one capable of playing man coverage on tight ends consistently -- let alone a tight end of Thomas' capabilities.

The Bucs play the Jaguars at 1:00 p.m. today, so we'll see how they plan to take on Julius Thomas then.