Broncos: Julius Thomas could have played if needed

Broncos tight end Julius Thomas was active for Sunday’s game but spent the entire game sitting on the sideline.

Thomas never came close to playing in what ended up being an easy win over the Bills. Speaking after the game Broncos coach John Fox said that Thomas could have played if he was needed.

“He got a week better,” said Fox. “He’s healing. He was close. We went with having him active but not (with the) intention of playing him. If we needed him, he could have played.”

Thomas has missed the last three games with a sprained left ankle which he suffered on Nov. 16 at St. Louis.

With games against the Chargers and Bengals on tap expect Thomas to be ready to go.