Patriots trade Demaryius Thomas To Jets For Sixth-round Draft pick

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BOSTON (CBS) — Demaryius Thomas’ Patriots career is over, without the veteran receiver ever playing a down for New England.

The receiver was traded to the Jets on Tuesday, in exchange for a sixth-round pick in 2021.

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Patriots Trade Demaryius Thomas To Jets For Sixth-Round Draft Pick

About Demaryius
Demaryius Antwon Thomas (born December 25, 1987) is an American football wide receiver for the New York Jets of the National Football league (NFL). He played college football at Georgia Tech, and was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. With Denver, Thomas made five consecutive Pro Bowls and won Super Bowl 50 over the Carolina Panthers.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the news.

As Schefter noted, the addition of Antonio Brown made the depth chart a bit crowded, leading to the removal of Thomas.

Patriots Trade Demaryius Thomas To Jets For Sixth-Round Draft Pick

Erik Scalvino of Patriots.com noted that the trade with the Jets means that Belichick has now executed a trade with every other NFL franchise since taking the helm in New England.

Thomas, 31, suffered a torn Achilles last December while playing for the Houston Texans. He rehabbed throughout training camp this summer after signing with the Patriots, and he ended up taking the field for the fourth and final preseason game. In that contest, he caught seven passes for 87 yards and two touchdowns.

The Patriots released Thomas prior to the deadline to get the roster down to 53 players, but re-signed him days later, after putting rookie N’Keal Harry on IR.

PATRIOTS WR DEPTH CHART
–Antonio Brown
–Josh Gordon
–Julian Edelman
–Phillip Dorsett
–Jakobi Meyers
–Gunner Olszewski
–N’Keal Harry (IR)

In New York, Thomas joins a depth chart that includes Robby Anderson, Quincy Enunwa, and Josh Bellamy.