Published: Thu, November 01, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Patriots made offer for WR Demaryius Thomas

Patriots made offer for WR Demaryius Thomas

Hours before Tuesday's National Football League trade deadline hit, the Eagles traded for Detroit's Golden Tate and the Texans for Denver's Demaryius Thomas.

In exchange for the contract-year wideout, Denver received a fourth-round pick and will swap their seventh-rounder for Houston's.

On Monday, Schlereth said the Broncos need to move on from Demaryius Thomas in order to clear salary and to give guys like rookie Courtland Sutton more playing time.

Broncos vs. Texans in Denver was going to be an interesting Week 9 game without the storyline of Demaryius Thomas' quick return to Mile High.

Thomas was the longest-tenured Broncos player after being drafted by the team in 2010. Last year, Thomas notched 83 receptions for 949 yards and five scores, showcasing his ability to be a top weapon, even with Trevor Siemian as his quarterback.

In Philadelphia's case, the reigning Super Bowl champs will be giving up a third-round pick, according to ESPN, for the ninth-year standout, who had caught 44 passes for 517 yards this year.

What Thomas' trade means for Emmanuel Sanders is he is undoubtedly the No. 1 receiver on the Broncos. By all accounts, Thomas is a great guy and a great teammate, which alone gets him about 80 percent of the way home in Bill O'Brien's book.

The NFL trade deadline is set for 4 p.m., so there's still time for a move to occur.

For the uninitiated, that line comes straight out of the 1995 hit movie "Friday", and the reference is ideal, given that Thomas and Miller were teammates since the 2011 season and won Super Bowl 50 together in 2016. The Texans, 5-3, are now sitting atop the AFC South and were in need of another wide receiver after Will Fuller suffered a torn ACL in a win over the Miami Dolphins on Thursday. "Sutton and Thomas are both 6'3", further proving that Sutton may be Thomas 2.0.

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