Patriots Re-Sign WR Demaryius Thomas

Demaryius Thomas didn’t leave New England long enough for the team to even miss him. On Monday morning, the Patriots and Thomas agreed to a new one-year deal, Adam Schefter of tweets.

[RELATED: Patriots Place Harry On IR]

This was likely the plan all along. The Patriots wanted to place rookie N’Keal Harry on injured reserve while leaving the door open to his return in the second half of the season. That would not have been possible had they placed Harry on IR over the weekend. So, instead, they cut Thomas, placed Harry on IR on Monday, and re-signed Thomas moments later.

Thomas isn’t the player he once was, but he did show glimpses of his old self in preseason. In the Pats’ preseason finale, he caught seven passes for 87 yards and two scores.

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6 comments on “Patriots Re-Sign WR Demaryius Thomas

  1. snotrocket

    The NFL needs to simplify its IR rules so things like this aren’t necessary.

  2. bradthebluefish

    Welcome back! I know Thomas is older and isn’t the same stud as before. But this is great. I have faith in Thomas having a good year in New England.

  3. rkmarx

    IF (huge IF!) Gordon can stay on the field, DT is only needed to be a WR3 or even WR4 if Harry can prove himself by the end of the season. I like DT’s chances to be well above average in that scenario.

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