A five-time NFL Pro Bowl wide receiver is expected to be released by his team. Reports indicate that the Houston Texans will be moving on from Demaryius Thomas.
Thomas, 31, was traded by the Denver Broncos to the Houston Texans during the 2018 NFL season. The wide receiver made a small impact on the Texans, catching 7 passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns. He had caught 36 passes for 402 yards and 3 touchdowns earlier in the season with Denver.
NFL Network’s James Palmer is reporting that Thomas will be cut by the Texans.
Thomas is still recovering from a torn Achilles injury.
“Thomas tore his left Achilles in Week 16. It’s too early for a time table, but he’s returned from the injury quickly in the past. He tore his right Achilles after his rookie season and came back in 6 months,” he reports.
The #Texans are expected to release WR Demaryius Thomas today per source. Thomas tore his left Achilles in Week 16. It’s too early for a time table, but he’s returned from the injury quickly in the past. He tore his right Achilles after his rookie season and came back in 6 months
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) February 12, 2019
NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport has confirmed the report.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 12, 2019
Thomas was set to make $14 million in the final year of his contract with the Texans, so it’s not surprising that they would cut ties with him following the injury.
An official announcement on the release could come at some point this week. Stay tuned.