Former Denver Broncos and Houston Texans wide receiver Demaryius Thomas reportedly has a new home.
According to NFL insider Field Yates, Thomas agreed to a deal with the New England Patriots.
Head coach Bill Belichick reportedly attempted to trade for the veteran wide receiver during the 2018 season, but lost out to the Texans.
A few months later, Belichick found his man.
Here’s the news from ESPN’s Field Yates.
Source: the Patriots are signing longtime Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 16, 2019
Thomas suffered a torn Achilles during the 2018 season after being traded to Houston.
Not long after, the Texans released the five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver. In February, Thomas was involved in a one-vehicle car accident in which two of his passengers were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
According to a report from Denver’s ABC affiliate, an investigation into the crash indicated Thomas was driving on Auraria Parkway near 12th when he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll and come to a stop at the grassy median near Speer Blvd.
With the Achilles injury and car accident in the rear-view, Thomas looks to start anew in New England. The Patriots enter the 2019 NFL season without star tight end Rob Gronkowski – meaning more targets for the wide receivers.