Titans were too late on WR Demaryius Thomas

Tyler Owen
November 1, 2018

So as the clock ticked toward yesterday's 3:00 p.m. National Football League trade deadline, many names were bandied about, and as the lunch hour hit, rumors of a Texans trade for five time Pro Bowl wideout Demaryius Thomas bubbled up. The team sent a fourth round pick to the Broncos and swapped seventh round picks, according to multiple media reports.

It's no secret that Broncos linebacker Von Miller and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas were close friends. 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. "He developed into an elite player over the years, establishing himself as one NFL's most productive, consistent and reliable wide receivers".

Demaryius Thomas knew about the trade rumors, but he said he woke up Tuesday thinking about playing for the Broncos, the franchise that drafted him in 2010 and the only one he had been part of since.

Thomas won't have to wait long to play his old team - the Texans (5-3) visit the Broncos (3-5) this weekend.

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What Thomas' trade means for Emmanuel Sanders is he is undoubtedly the No. 1 receiver on the Broncos.

The Patriots will host the Green Bay Packers in a primetime showdown next Sunday night. The team has been a mess this season, which began with two wins and has devolved with five losses.

Thomas is owed $14 million in base salary next season.

Demaryius Thomas' departure from Denver has brought sorrow to his former teammates. That can't be great for team morale, and for what it's worth, the betting line on the game has moved from Broncos -2.5 to a pick 'em.

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