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Houston Texans have acquired wide receiver Demaryius Thomas from the Denver Broncos for a fourth-round pick and a swap of seventh-round picks.

The Broncos sent Thomas as well as a seventh-round pick in the 2019 draft to the Texans in exchange for a fourth- and a seventh-round pick, in the 2019 draft.

There's no doubt that the 6-foot-3 Thomas, who departs Denver with 36 grabs (on 56 targets) for 402 yards and three scores, would have provided Tom Brady another receiver with size and experience, which would have been more than welcomed with the seemingly-constant uncertainty of Josh Gordon's National Football League career. Demaryius Thomas was getting 7 targets a game, so most of those should now go to Sutton. It was also the least-productive season for Thomas since his rookie year, way back in 2010. Last year, Thomas notched 83 receptions for 949 yards and five scores, showcasing his ability to be a top weapon, even with Trevor Siemian as his quarterback. And while Thomas will replace Fuller in the role he played alongside DeAndre Hopkins and Keke Coutee in the offense, it's fair to wonder whether the ninth-year pro will be capable of matching Fuller's production.

One of these apparently included wide receiver Demaryius Thomas.


Below are grades for both the Texans and the Broncos in the Thomas trade.

In regards of cap space, the Texans will acquire $4.5 million for this season and a non-guaranteed $14 million for 2019.

The Broncos (3-5) will host the Texans (5-3) on Sunday. So the gambling public is far less bullish on Denver than they were Sunday night.

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