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The Denver Broncos have traded Demaryius Thomas to the Houston Texans in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick.

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.

The Broncos' warm feelings for Thomas might subside by Sunday when they kick off their Week 9 game against ... the Texans. It was also the least-productive season for Thomas since his rookie year, way back in 2010. The Broncos shed salary and age by moving Thomas, while allowing the opportunity for a younger player - Sutton - to flourish.

Thomas had one year left on his current contract, but his future with the Broncos after this season was decidedly uncertain because he was set to count $17.533 million against the salary cap next season.




Miller wasn't the only one in Denver who publicly lamented Thomas' trade to Houston.

According to OddsShark.com, the Broncos are -1 favorites, with Vegas basically saying the game is a coin flip as who will win, though the favorite designation went to Denver with them being the home team.

The New England Patriots may have done nothing on National Football League trade deadline day, and after a Monday night that came with rampant speculation that the Patriots were looking for a 'premier wideout, ' but it was not for a lack of trying.

If Keenum had looked good and the Broncos had a winning record, then shipping Thomas to the Texans would have been unthinkable. "Sutton and Thomas are both 6'3", further proving that Sutton may be Thomas 2.0.


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