However, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported on NFL Network's "NFL GameDay Morning" that Thomas' status for Sunday night "is not looking good," according to a person who spoke to the tight end.
In Thomas' stead, the Broncos likely will lean on Jacob Tamme and Joel Dreessen against the Patriots. Neither replacement can come close to replicating Orange Julius' combination of size and speed in the passing game.
Other injuries we are tracking on this Week 12 Sunday:
4. Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey is out Sunday against the Carolina Panthers as he continues to deal with gallbladder and kidney issues, NFL Media's Jeff Darlington reported. Pouncey is offically inactive.
5. Pittsburgh Steelers defenders Brett Keisel (foot) and LaMarr Woodley (calf) are inactive against the Cleveland Browns. The veterans also missed last week's win, but their absence will make life easier for Jason Campbell.
We will update this post with key injuries throughout the morning, so refresh this page early and often as kickoffs approach.