Earlier today, we rounded up Tuesday’s rumors and updates on Dez Bryant‘s contract talks with the Cowboys. Now, we’ll shift our focus to another Pro Bowl wide receiver and franchise tag recipient, Demaryius Thomas. Here’s the latest on the Broncos’ star:
- Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter) wouldn’t rule out the possibility that Thomas is willing to miss games. He adds that the wide receiver won’t be at camp on time if a deal isn’t reached.
- Contrary to earlier reports, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter) hears that the Broncos and Thomas have not exchanged any proposals nor had any dialogue in over a month.
- Echoing Monday’s report from Mike Klis, Rand Getlin of the NFL Network reports that there’s still a “significant gap” between the Broncos and Thomas in extension negotiations. Denver is willing to pay the 27-year-old north of $13MM per year, but Thomas is seeking a Calvin Johnson-type deal, and it seems unlikely that the club will go that high.
- Based on his observations of the Broncos, Jason Cole of Bleacher Report (Twitter link) doesn’t expect John Elway and company to budge significantly when it comes to the figures being discussed for Thomas.
- In the wake of news that the NFLPA plans to move forward with its collusion complaint against the Broncos and Cowboys if either Thomas or Bryant remain unsigned after tomorrow’s deadline, Troy Renck of the Denver Post tweets that the Broncos have “zero concern” about the issue.