Thomas (Achilles) was arrested on charges of vehicular assault related to a single-vehicle rollover crash earlier this month, Joe Dahlke of FOX31 Denver reports. Thomas was allegedly driving 70 miles per hour in a 30 mph zone and then lost control of his car before rolling over and coming to a stop somewhere off the road. There were two passengers in the vehicle, one of which suffered "serious bodily injuries" as a result of the accident. Thomas, an unrestricted free agent, apparently has a history of driving-related offenses and it's possible he could receive punishment from the league.
Thomas (Achilles) sustained minor injuries in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Thomas was identified as the driver in the vehicle rollover, while one of the other two individuals in the car suffered possible serious injuries, though they don't appear life-threatening. The veteran wide receiver is currently a free agent after being released by the Texans on Thursday, and his status for the start of the 2019 season is in limbo after he ruptured his Achilles in December.
The Texans will release Thomas (Achilles) on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Traded from Denver to Houston on Oct. 30, the 31-year-old wide receiver caught 23 of 33 targets for 275 yards and two touchdowns in seven games with the Texans before suffering a torn Achilles in Week 16. The timing of the injury could make it a challenge to be ready for Week 1 of 2019, but there hasn't been any indication of Thomas pondering retirement. He should draw some interest around the league as a potential second or third option at wide receiver once he's healthy. The Texans figure to move forward with DeAndre Hopkins (shoulder), Will Fuller (knee) and Keke Coutee as their three-wide alignment, hoping for better injury luck in 2019.
Thomas (Achilles) said he'd like to finish his career in a Texans uniform, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Thomas caught 23 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns after he was acquired from the Broncos prior to the trade deadline, but suffered an Achilles injury that will sideline him at least six months. So, getting healthy is Thomas' immediate concern. The Texans were pleased with Thomas' contributions, but head coach Bill O'Brien acknowledged his status with the team is a fluid situation. Houston is expected to have a healthy Will Fuller (knee) and Keke Coutee back in 2019, and Achilles injuries are tough, particularly for players beyond age 30.
The Texans placed Thomas (Achilles) on injured reserve Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. This move was routine as a result of the torn Achilles suffered by Thomas in Week 16, thus ending his seven-game run with the Texans with 23 catches (on 33 targets) for 275 yards and two touchdowns. Because his $14 million salary for 2019 isn't guaranteed, he may have played his last down with his second organization. Expect Thomas (who turns 31 on Christmas Day) to focus primarily on rehab in the offseason with an eye on a prove-it deal for next season.
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