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Jaguars TE Thomas leaves preseason opener with hand injury

Aug 14, 2015; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas (80) flips after catching a pass in the first quarter of a preseason NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Thomas left the game with a hand injury after the play. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 14, 2015; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Julius Thomas (80) flips after catching a pass in the first quarter of a preseason NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Thomas left the game with a hand injury after the play. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Tight end Julius Thomas left Jacksonville's preseason opener against Pittsburgh with a hand injury.

Thomas injured his left hand when Steelers cornerback William Gay tackled him on a 2-yard gain in the first quarter. It came on Jacksonville's second play of the preseason and Thomas' first game with the Jaguars since signing a five-year, $46 million contract that included $24 million guaranteed.

Thomas headed to the locker room for tests, and the team said his return was questionable.

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