Houston Texans take wide receiver Demaryius Thomas from Denver

Posted November 01, 2018

Thomas ended up getting traded from the Broncos to the Texans for a fourth- and seventh-round pick, but the Patriots were one of three teams that tried to pry him from Denver before he was sent to Houston. But his hefty salary-cap figure for 2019 ($17.533 million in what is the previous year of his deal) and the emergence of rookie Courtland Sutton as a big-play threat had raised the possibility of Thomas being shipped elsewhere. "Obviously, the Pittsburgh one is the biggest one I think that stands out that we all remember, but he was a guy that was very productive and consistent for a long, long time, and was healthy most of the time". He has compiled 665 receptions for 9,055 receiving yards (13.6 avg.) and 60 receiving touchdowns since being drafted with the 22nd overall pick in the 2010 Draft out of Georgia Tech. Meaning that this weekend against the Denver Broncos, it is highly likely that there will be a rotation of safeties filling in at corner, unless of course Houston brings in depth before the trade deadline.

Thomas has played his entire nine-year career with the Broncos.

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Thomas is signed through next season, but has a base salary of $14 million, which would have been interesting if he would have came to New England.

The Broncos (3-5) will host the Texans (5-3) on Sunday. They willfully got a little worse for 2018 in order to get better sometime down the road. "We're proud of all Demaryius accomplished on the field while also very quietly doing some outstanding work in the community, representing the team with class and humility". So the gambling public is far less bullish on Denver than they were Sunday night. The two won a Super Bowl, and were among some of the few "OGs" that the Broncos had left from that championship team. Seeing NFL teams, from real contenders like the Rams and Eagles to aspiring contenders like the Texans and Redskins, making deals is pretty damn cool.

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