The Denver Broncos already made their decisions to trim their roster down to 53 players but they may need to make room for a familiar face. After being released by the New England Patriots on Saturday, Denver could reportedly bring Demaryius Thomas back, per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
The Patriots released Thomas on Saturday as part of their bevy of roster cuts. His release comes after the receiver caught seven receptions for 87 yards and two touchdowns in New England's preseason finale. However, New England could be releasing Thomas just to bring him back to the roster soon.
Nevertheless, other teams could begin to show interest in the 31-year old wide receiver—including the Broncos. Of course, Thomas began his career in Denver as a first-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Thomas spent eight and a half seasons with the Broncos before being traded to the Houston Texans in 2018. Over the course of his time with the Broncos, Thomas totaled 665 receptions, 9,055 yards, and 60 touchdowns with the franchise.
On Saturday, Denver decided to keep Emmanuel Sanders, Courtland Sutton, DaeSean Hamilton, Tim Patrick, Juwann Winfree, and River Cracraft. It's likely that the team would need to release one of those players to create room for Thomas.
Last season, Thomas suffered a torn Achilles while he was with the Texans. Throughout the offseason, the former Broncos wideout has been gradually recovering from the injury.
The Broncos could use as many weapons as they can with Joe Flacco under center this season. If the Patriots don't bring him back, it would be interesting to see Thomas join the new-look Broncos offense in 2019.