Johny Elway: Julius Thomas won’t be getting a contract like Jimmy Graham

Broncos general manager John Elway told USA TODAY Sports that they plan on signing tight end Juluius Thomas to a new contract.

“Nothing is going to get done before camp, but we’ll keep talking to them in camp,” Elway said.

Elway won’t break off talks until midway through August.

“I’m never going to go into the season, but the first couple of weeks, we can continue to talk about it. After the second week of the preseason, we’ll want to have had something done, one way or another.”

Elway thinks highly of Thomas, but admits he won’t be getting Jimmy Graham money ($10 million a year).