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Texans WR Demaryius Thomas looks forward to playing the Broncos

Demaryius Thomas

The Denver Broncos shipped Demaryius Thomas off to the Houston Texans, and he says he looks forward to taking his old team on this week. Thomas is in his ninth NFL season, and until now, he’d only played for the Broncos. Denver was reportedly listening to offers for him as the trade deadline neared. It appeared the organization felt Emmanuel Sanders was their offense’s top weapon moving forward. Thomas is in a unique situation, as he’ll have to compete against players that were just his teammates a few days ago.

“It’ll be a little difficult of course playing in Denver for eight & half going on nine years,” Thomas told Mark Berman. “I get traded and the first team I play is Denver…I look forward to it but I can’t be too emotional.”

Demaryius Thomas is in a great situation in Houston. After a rough start to the season, the Texans have bounced back to claim the top spot in the AFC South with a 5-3 record. Their second-year quarterback Deshaun Watson is coming into his own, and he’ll have one of the game’s most dynamic receivers playing opposite him in DeAndre Hopkins.

The Broncos really helped the Texans out here, as Houston just lost wide receiver Will Fuller to an ACL tear. Thomas isn’t as young as he used to be, but he’s a veteran player that can bring leadership and experience to the team. He’s no longer a No. 1 target, but he’s managed to rake in 36 receptions for 402 yards and three touchdowns this year.

Watson is an upgrade from Case Keenum, so his numbers may see a healthy surge moving forward.