Pats bolster thin WR unit with Thomas signing

Demaryius Thomas

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An early April meeting with Demaryius Thomas went well enough for the New England Patriots to make a move, as they are indeed signing the veteran wide receiver to a contract, according to ESPN's Field Yates.

The 22nd overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft made a name for himself during his eight-plus seasons with the Denver Broncos, and has 688 career receptions for 9,330 yards and 62 touchdowns over his career.

The Patriots will once again enter a new National Football League season as the defending Super Bowl champs, coming off their 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII. Thomas was released by Houston on February 12, 2019.

The Patriots announced the signing of the nine-year National Football League veteran Tuesday afternoon. But coming to New England will reunite him with Josh McDaniels, his head coach in Denver during his rookie year, and more importantly, means he'll have Tom Brady throwing him the football. The 31-year-old finished the campaign with 677 yards and five receiving touchdowns.

Thomas recently pleaded guilty to a careless driving charge in connection to a February auto crash, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Thomas suffered a torn Achilles during the 2018 season after being traded to Houston. They took MI quarterback Tom Brady with the No. 199 overall pick in the 2000 NFL Draft.

In Jones, the Patriots are bringing back a player that can play multiple positions in the secondary who has also been an invaluable contributor on special teams. He started in two of three postseason games, including the Super Bowl LIII win vs. L.A. Rams and totaled 10 tackles, one sack and one pass defensed.

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