Broncos use franchise tag on WR Thomas

Englewood, CO ( – The Denver Broncos have placed their
franchise tag on Demaryius Thomas.

The designation means the star wide receiver will receive a one-year deal for
the average of the top five salaries at his position, which figures to be
roughly $12.8 million.

Thomas has made the Pro Bowl each of the last three years and set a Broncos
single-season franchise record with 1,619 yards receiving this past season.

The 27-year-old Georgia Tech product has caught 351 passes for 5,317 yards and
41 touchdowns in 69 career games. He was selected by the Broncos with the 22nd
overall pick in the 2010 draft.