Broncos have opened up contract talks with Demaryius Thomas and Julius Thomas

john elwayThe Denver Broncos have kicked off contract talks with both tight end Julius Thomas and star wide receiver DeMaryius Thomas.

“We’ve already talked to them to see if we can do something before the beginning of the year,” Broncos GM John Elway told the Denver Post. “We’d like to get something done before the beginning of camp. We don’t want to do anything once training camp starts. They’re both in their last years and we’d like for them to stay and be Broncos for a long time.”

Demaryius Thomas, a 2010 first-round draft pick who is coming off back to back seasons of Pro Bowl-caliber production, might command a contract worth $12 million a year based on the receiver’s 2014 franchise tag salary.

Julius Thomas, a fourth-round draft pick in 2011 who had a breakout season in his third year of 2013, might be looking at a $7 million annual average.

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