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Demaryius Thomas to be cut by Texans this offseason

Demaryius Thomas, Texans

The Houston Texans traded a fourth round pick before the trade deadline to get Demaryius Thomas to bolster their wide receiver corps, but according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the team is expected to move on from him and release him.

Thomas played seven games last year for the Texans before he tore his Achilles and was forced to miss the rest of the season. He caught 23 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns during his time with the team.

Thomas, who is now 31 years old, was supposed to make a $14 million base salary this season so it makes sense that the team moves on from him, especially not knowing how his body will react to the recovery. He also tore his other Achilles and it only took six months for him to recover, but that was when he was younger and the older a player gets, the harder it is to recover.

The hope is that Thomas will be ready to go before the start of the season and although the Texans could decide to re-sign him at a lower cost, it appears that when he does return it will be with a different team.

If Thomas wasn’t able to find a different team or decides to hang it up, he has had quite the career. Thomas has played 132 games in his career, catching 688 passes for 9,330 yards and 62 touchdowns.

Once free agency starts there should be a better understanding of what the market looks like for Thomas.