With Antonio Brown coming to town, the New England Patriots receivers room got truly crowded actually fast. The group fixed that “issue” Tuesday.
According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, 10-year veteran wideout Demaryius Thomas is being traded to the Jets in exchange for a 2021 sixth-round draft pick. Disallowing any unpredicted troubles, the trade would be the very first in between the groups since 2000– when Costs Belichick, fresh off a one-day stint as Jets head coach at the time, was traded to New England for three draft choices, per NFL Research study.
The Thomas trade would likewise imply that Belichick has actually now made a deal with every NFL group since taking control of as the Patriots’ courageous leader 19 years ago.
ESPN initially broke the news of Thomas’ pending departure.
On a roster that now consists of Brown, Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon, to name a few, the 31-year-old receiver discovered himself the odd guy out in Foxborough after a roller-coaster of a five-month stretch.
Thomas signed as a totally free representative in April and invested the bulk of the offseason and training camp recuperating from the torn Achilles he suffered in Week 16 as a member of the Texans last season. He was launched on cutdown deadline day and re-signed a few days later on Sept. 2.
He made his return to the field in the Patriots’ preseason ending versus the Giants and taped seven catches for 87 lawns and 2 TDs. In the group’s Week 1 drubbing of the Steelers, Thomas saw no playing time.
In his 15 looks in 2018– he played the last 7 in Houston following a midseason trade from Denver– Thomas contributed 59 receptions, 677 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Prepared 22nd total by the Broncos in 2010, Thomas delighted in a fruitful eight-year tenure at Mile High, making five consecutive Pro Bowl looks (2012-16) and winning a Super Bowl ring in 2016. Thomas’ profession overalls consist of 688 receptions, 9,330 receiving yards and 62 TDs.