DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that tight end Julius Thomas has passed his physical with the Miami Dolphins in a precursor to a trade that will be completed next month.
The person says Thomas took the physical as part of a two-day visit to the team's headquarters. The person spoke to the AP on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because no trade can be completed before the new league year begins on March 9.
Thomas is part of two trades that the Dolphins will make with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is being acquired for a seventh-round draft pick this year, and in a separate move, the Dolphins are sending left tackle Branden Albert to Jacksonville for a seventh-rounder in 2018.
Coming to Miami will reunite the 28-year-old Thomas with Dolphins coach Adam Gase, under whom he had great success as a member of the Denver Broncos.