Demaryius Thomas to Texans: Houston trades with Broncos for wide receiver

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Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas walks on the field before a game against the New York Giants at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 15, 2017 in Denver, Colorado.

HOUSTON - The Houston Texans made a big move at the NFL trade deadline Tuesday, trading for wide receiver Demaryius Thomas.

With Will Fuller V's injury last week, the Texans were reportedly looking at internal candidates to offset his loss.

But the Texans found a willing trade partner in Denver. The team sent a 2019 fourth round pick to the Broncos and swapped 2019 seventh round picks.

Thomas must pass a physical Wednesday for the trade pass, the team said.


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Thomas has played his entire nine-year career with the Broncos. This season, he had 36 catches for 402 yards and three TDs in eight games.

He had five consecutive years of 1,000-plus yards receiving between 2012-16, and just missed that milestone last season with 949 yards. He had a career-high 14 TD catches in 2013.

Thomas was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2012-14 and 2016. He won a Super Bowl with Denver for the 2015 season.

It won't take long for Thomas to get a chance to go up against his former teammates. The Texans will be in Denver Sunday afternoon to take on the Broncos.

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