Jets reportedly talking with Demaryius Thomas about a return
Demaryius Thomas did not make a major impact with the New York Jets after they acquired him in a trade with the New England Patriots last season, but the team reportedly has some interest in bringing him back.
The Jets have been in contact with Thomas about a potential return, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports. With a wide receiver corps that features Breshad Perriman and rookie Denzel Mims as the starters on the outside with Jamison Crowder in the slot, New York may want to get Sam Darnold some more help. Thomas is familiar with the offense from the 11 games he played with the Jets last season, so they could certainly do worse.
Thomas, 32, has battled injuries in recent years and lost some of his ability to separate from defenders. He posted five consecutive seasons of more than 1,000 receiving yards from 2012-2016, but his production has fallen off since. In 11 games with the Jets last year, Thomas caught 36 passes for 433 yards and a touchdown. He never appeared in a game for the Patriots before they traded him.
Thomas unloaded on the Patriots after they traded him to the Jets, but nothing he did on the field in New York convinced anyone New England should have kept him. If he does return to the Jets, it will likely be on a short money deal.