Julius Thomas makes first TD catch of Jaguars career

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- It took six weeks and eight catches, but tight end Julius Thomas finally scored his first touchdown for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Houston Texans somehow left him wide open in the middle of the field and he caught a pass from Blake Bortles at the 8-yard line and pretty much walked into the end zone for a 29-yard score that gave the Jaguars a 14-10 lead with five seconds remaining in the third quarter at EverBank Field.

That was Thomas' sixth catch of the game (he had two in last week's loss to Tampa Bay) and by far his most important.

Thomas had missed the first four weeks of the season because of a fractured bone in his hand, which he suffered on the second play of the Jaguars' preseason opener. The Jaguars made Thomas the NFL's highest-paid tight end in March when they signed him to a five-year, $46 million contract with $24 million guaranteed.