The Miami Dolphins have acquired Julius Thomas and a 2018 first round pick from the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for Branden Albert and a 2017 seventh round pick.
Thomas also will restructure his contract upon completion of the trade. He is expected to be in Miami on Tuesday to meet with the Dolphins.
With the acquisition of Thomas, Miami has filled a major need at tight end. Former starters Jordan Cameron and Dion Sims suffered through injuries and inconsistency, and both will be unrestricted free agents in March.
Thomas worked with Adam Gase when both were with the Denver Broncos.