Patriots Reportedly Signing 5-Time Pro Bowl WR

Demaryius Thomas

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The New England Patriots have signed Demaryius Thomas with hopes his addition can bolster an otherwise thin receiving group. The 6-foot-3, 229-pounder originally entered the NFL as a first-round draft pick (22nd overall) by Denver in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Georgia Tech.

As Gisele pointed out after her husband's second Super Bowl loss to the Giants, Tom Brady can't throw and catch the ball at the same time.

The move reunites Thomas with offensive coordinator and former Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels.

That injury likely made Thomas a ideal low-risk, high-reward addition for the Patriots, as his rehab and uncertainty at 31 years old will nearly certainly keep the Patriots from any sort of significant financial commitment on this contract.

Thomas split his 2018 season with the Broncos and Houston Texans, finishing the year with 59 receptions, 677 receiving yards and five touchdowns.

His career got off to a slow start, as he tallied 283 and 551 yards in his first two seasons, respectively, but once Peyton Manning arrived in Denver, Thomas took off, as he broke out by catching 94 passes for 1,434 yards and 10 scores in 2012 en route to a Pro Bowl appearance.

The New England Patriots are in desperate need of some help in the passing game, and they are turning to a long-time rival to get it. Josh Gordon is signed, but it's unclear if he'll be allowed to play next season following another suspension by the NFL.

Translation: After Edelman, the Patriots really don't have much at the wide receiver position for next season. They took MI quarterback Tom Brady with the No. 199 overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft.

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