Demaryius Thomas signs with Patriots, can make up to $6 million
The New England Patriots have been desperate for wide receiver help and have added a big one.
The Patriots signed Demaryius Thomas on Tuesday. The deal is for one year and can be worth up to $6 million, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.
Thomas visited with the Patriots last week and the two sides apparently progressed to a deal.
New England is taking a gamble on Thomas, who is recovering from a torn Achilles’ tendon suffered in December.
The 31-year-old wide receiver was drafted in the first round by Josh McDaniels when he was the Broncos’ head coach in 2010. McDaniels has been with the Patriots since 2012 and will get another chance to work with the aging receiver.
Thomas did not have a big impact in seven games after being acquired by Houston prior to last season’s trade deadline. He finished with 59 catches for 677 yards and 5 touchdowns last season. He pleaded guilty last month to a careless driving charge stemming from a February car rollover.