Patriots set to sign Demaryius Thomas

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The New England Patriots made a potentially significant addition to their receiving corps Tuesday, signing former Denver Broncos star Demaryius Thomas.

The reported one-year deal worth $6 million does indicate that the New England Patriots feel his health won't be a long-term issue and that he could help the team. His season came to an end in Week 16 as a result of a torn Achilles, so it remains to be seen how well he recovers from the devastating injury.

Thomas, 31, is a veteran of nine National Football League seasons with the Denver Broncos (2010-18) and the Houston Texans (2018). He said just prior to his Texans release that he wasn't thinking about retiring.

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Last season, he started the first eight games of the year for Denver, finishing with 36 receptions for 402 yards and three touchdowns, before being trading to Houston, where he started in seven games and finished with 23 receptions for 275 yards and two touchdowns. Josh McDaniels, who coached the Broncos in 2009 and most of the 2010 season, has served as the Patriots' offensive coordinator since 2012 in his second stint in Foxborough.

One passenger reportedly suffered serious injuries when Thomas' vehicle rolled over, just days after he was released by the Texans. Josh Gordon is signed, but it's unclear if he'll be allowed to play next season following another suspension by the NFL.

Thomas recently pleaded guilty to a careless driving charge in connection to a February vehicle crash, according to the Houston Chronicle. Four consecutive seasons of over 1300 yards receiving certainly proves that, but on the downside of his career, the chemistry or lack thereof with Tom Brady will determine if he can at least be effective in the Patriots offense.

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