In fact, the Patriots were among the teams that made a serious play for Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas before the career-long Bronco was moved to the Houston Texans for a pair of draft picks, according to multiple reports.
The Broncos reportedly sent Thomas and a seventh-round draft pick to Houston in exchange for a fourth-round pick, per Schefter. Thomas has 36 receptions for 402 yards and three touchdowns in 2018, and is signed through next season at $14 million.
The Broncos will now look to rookies Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton along with first-year player Tim Patrick to carry the load at wide receiver.
Broncos general manager John Elway was asked during a press conference Tuesday if he considered that Denver would face Thomas on Sunday if he was traded to the Texans.
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Week 9 of the National Football League season is nearly here and midway in the week the odds makers in Las Vegas have chosen the Denver Broncos to be the favorites in their game against the Houston Texans.
Fuller, who was averaging 71.9 receiving yards per game and had four touchdowns on the season, had been given a 6.9 overall offensive rating from Pro Football Focus, second best among Houston's offensive players behind Hopkins. In that scenario, the Broncos would have been sending draft picks away for one more cog to make a playoff push.
The Broncos (3-5) will host the Texans (5-3) on Sunday.
For the uninitiated, that line comes straight out of the 1995 hit movie "Friday", and the reference is flawless, given that Thomas and Miller were teammates since the 2011 season and won Super Bowl 50 together in 2016. The team has been a mess this season, which began with two wins and has devolved with five losses.