Patriots Take Flier On Long-Time Broncos Receiver Demaryius Thomas

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Demaryius Thomas. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The defending champion Patriots began voluntary offseason workouts in Foxborough this week and, tonight, we'll see their 2019 schedule. 

Yesterday, the Pats signed a veteran receiver and former adversary.

One-year deal worth up to six-million dollars for Demaryius Thomas. The four-time Pro Bowler's reunited with former Broncos coach and current Pats offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

Thomas is 31. He split last year between Denver and Houston, but a torn Achilles ended his season early.

Then, Thomas was arrested in February with a felony charge of vehicular assault, but he pleaded down to a misdemeanor charge of careless driving.

Pats are thin at receiver after losing out on top free agent target Adam Humphries. It's Super Bowl MVP Julian Edelman, Philip Dorsett, and question marks like Maurice Harris and Bruce Ellington. Who knows if Josh Gordon will play again. 

Adding Thomas is low-risk, high-reward. Healthy, he may help. If not, he'll be a footnote in New England, like Reggie Wayne, Chad Ochocinco, and Joey Galloway.

WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

 

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