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Jaguars reportedly re-sign special teams ace Daniel Thomas

The Jacksonville Jaguars are re-signing safety and special teams ace Daniel Thomas, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Contract details are not yet known.

Thomas, 25, was a fifth-round pick in 2020 and played out the final year of his rookie contract in 2023. While he’s seen his defensive snaps dwindle during his time with the Jaguars, Thomas has emerged as a leader and a star on the special teams unit.

During the 2023 season, he even earned a bit of national spotlight after Sunday Night Football cameras showed him beat a double team to make an open-field tackle on a punt.

In four seasons with the Jaguars, Thomas has 61 total tackles and an interception that he recorded during his rookie season. While he played 365 defensive snaps in his first two seasons, Thomas saw the field for just 14 defensive snaps last year.

His year ended with a broken forearm suffered in the Jaguars’ Week 16 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Jaguars have made special teams an emphasis during Doug Pederson’s time as head coach and they’re keeping their stellar unit in tact by retaining Thomas.

Story originally appeared on Jaguars Wire