Broncos ‘closing in’ on deal to trade Demaryius Thomas to Texans

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If the deal goes down, Thomas' first game will be against the Denver Broncos....in Denver.

Houston Texans have acquired wide receiver Demaryius Thomas from the Denver Broncos for a fourth-round pick and a swap of seventh-round picks.

John Elway said "three or four teams" had expressed interest in Thomas.

"We were not hell-bent on trading Demaryius, " Elway said.

Peters, a team captain, is now in his fourth season with the Texans and is a vital part to Houston's special teams unit which has been firing on all cylinders so far this season. "If the value was there, we felt the value was there. we got the value we thought was fair and that was the most important thing". But his hefty salary-cap figure for 2019 ($17.533 million in what is the previous year of his deal) and the emergence of rookie Courtland Sutton as a big-play threat had raised the possibility of Thomas being shipped elsewhere.

In eight games this season, Thomas has just 36 receptions for 402 yards and three touchdowns, but he'll now get a chance to line up opposite of Pro Bowl wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. "Plus it's a good spot for Demaryius".

But the Texans found a willing trade partner in Denver.

Without Fuller and with rookie receiver Keke Coutee still recovering from a hamstring injury, the Texans simply didn't have enough depth at the position.

Overall, he produced 665 catches for 9,055 yards and 60 touchdowns for the Broncos - and was a key part of bringing another Super Bowl trophy to the Mile High City.

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