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Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins says Demaryius Thomas ‘brings a lot of skill’ to Houston

Demaryius Thomas, Broncos

The Houston Texans managed to fortify their receiving corps at the trade deadline with the addition of Demaryius Thomas. It appears no player is happier about the acquisition than wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

The Texans had been in the market for another potential playmaker. According to Mark Berman of KRIV, Hopkins is excited about what Thomas brings to the table:

“I think it was awesome, man,” Hopkins said. “I think Demaryius brings a lot of skill to this team. Experience in the NFL. He’s a great guy off the field. I’ve trained with him before. So I think it’s a good move.”

“I was excited, of course,” Hopkins said. “I’ve known Demaryius, the kind of person he is. Not just the player, but what he brings to this locker room.”

Thomas certainly boasts quite an impressive resume from his time in Denver. He is a five-time Pro Bowler, two-time second-team All-Pro, and Super Bowl champion. Although he brings some much-needed playoff experience to the Texans, he is still a far cry from the player he used to be.

It is no secret that Thomas is in the final phase of his career. It is easy to see why looking at his production in the 2018 NFL season. The veteran has largely played second-fiddle to wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders this year. As a result, he has registered  just36 receptions for 402 yards and three touchdowns.

Despite the recent dip in his performance, Thomas could still serve as a viable, complementary option to Hopkins. The Texans’ star will need all the help he can get given the recent slew of injuries to Houston’s receiving corps.