Demaryius Thomas

#88 WR / New England Patriots / EXP: 10YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 225 lb Age: 31 College: Georgia Tech Bye 10

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    Patriots' Demaryius Thomas: Not likely to play Thursday

    Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) appears unlikely to play in Thursday's preseason game against the Panthers, NESN's Chris Grenham reports.Per the report, both Thomas and Julian Edelman "went through a workout on one of the practice fields outside Gillette Stadium on Thursday afternoon," an indication that the recently-activated duo is likely to sit out Thursday's contest. It remains to be seen what sort of role Thomas -- who tore his left Achilles last December -- might have in the New England offense early on, but if he can re-prove his health in the coming weeks, the 31-year-old would add a nice blend of size (6-3, 225 pounds) and experience to the team's pass-catching corps.

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    Patriots' Demaryius Thomas: Officially activated off PUP

    Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) was activated off the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday, Mike Reiss of reports.Thomas took the practice field Tuesday in pads and a helmet, which led to speculation that the veteran wideout was activated off the PUP list that he's been on since the start of training camp. While he has been activated, given that he just suffered a ruptured Achilles eight months ago, Thomas will likely need to be eased back into the swing of things during these last couple weeks of preseason action.

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    Patriots' Demaryius Thomas: May be coming off PUP

    Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) appears to be coming off the PUP list, as he's wearing pads at Tuesday's practice, Kevin Duffy of the Boston Herald reports.Julian Edelman (thumb) took the same step forward in practice Monday and later was removed from the non-football injury list. Thomas seems to be next in line, joining a wideout group that may soon add Josh Gordon, who was placed on the NFI list after he was reinstated Friday from suspension. Thomas still will need to compete for snaps, but this at least suggests he'll be ready for games early in the regular season, possibly as soon as Week 1 or 2.

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    Patriots' Demaryius Thomas: Looks good in agility drills

    Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) and Julian Edelman (thumb) did agility drills Thursday during a pre-practice workout, Kevin Duffy of the Boston Herald reports.Duffy and Ryan Hannable of WEEI both note that Thomas was moving well in what appeared to be a full-speed agility workout. The 31-year-old wideout is still a candidate to stay on the PUP list into the regular season, but he at least is making tangible progress in his rehab from a torn Achilles. The New England Patriots might eventually consider a more aggressive approach to rehab if they continue to deal with other injuries at wide receiver. N'Keal Harry (leg), Phillip Dorsett (undisclosed) and Maurice Harris (undisclosed) all have been banged up this week, and there hasn't been any update since Aug. 3 on Josh Gordon's application for reinstatement from an indefinite suspension.

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    Patriots' Demaryius Thomas: Making progress

    Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) was "running at a good rate of speed (during) his workout" Monday, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.The report also notes that the veteran wideout wasn't sporting the compression sock that he had on last Monday. There's no concrete timetable for Thomas' return, and he's a candidate to open the coming season on the New England Patriots' reserve/PUP list, but it's nonetheless good to see him continue to make progress after tearing his Achilles last December. As long as Thomas is unable to practice, the likes of Phillip Dorsett, Maurice Harris, Dontrelle Inman, Braxton Berrios and Jakobi Meyers will continue to battle for depth chart slotting behind roster locks Julian Edelman (thumb) and first-rounder N'Keal Harry.

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    Patriots' Demaryius Thomas: Could start season on PUP list

    Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) is a candidate to open the coming season on the New England Patriots' reserve/PUP list, Mike Reiss of reports.The wideout is already included on the preseason PUP list, but if Reiss's prediction comes to pass, Thomas would be slated to miss the Patriots' first six regular-season games. Such an outcome remains speculative, but bringing Thomas along slowly seems like the logical approach given the nature of his Achilles' injury. Additionally, stashing Thomas on the PUP list to start the season would give the team some valuable roster flexibility early on. Once Thomas does return to practice, he won't be guaranteed anything, but if he's able to recapture some of his pre-injury form, he could carve out a regular role in the New England offense. The 31-year-old is unlikely to approach the lofty numbers he put up for Denver a few years ago, but he's a savvy pro with good size (6-foot-3, 225 pounds) that offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels could put to good use in the team's passing attack.

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    Patriots' Demaryius Thomas: Lands on PUP list

    The New England Patriots placed Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) on their Physically Unable to Perform list Sunday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.Thomas tore his left Achilles last December. It's the second such injury of the 31-year-old's career, as he tore his right Achilles in 2011. The Patriots signed him to a one-year, $2.9 million contract that's heavy on incentives and light on guarantees.

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    Patriots' Demaryius Thomas: Contract terms clarified

    Demaryius Thomas' (Achilles) one-year deal with the New England Patriots carries a salary cap hit of $2.9 million, Ryan Hannable of reports.Per the report, the veteran wideout landed a $150,000 signing bonus from the Patriots and is in line to earn a $150,000 bonus for reporting to the team to go with a $1.2 million base salary. Additionally, Thomas can collect $1.4 million in per-game roster bonuses, as well as another $750,000 for 60 catches, $750,000 for 800 receiving yards, $750,000 for 1,000 yards and $750,000 for 1,200 yards. Essentially, the 31-year-old is betting on himself and in the process New England is able to take a low-risk flier on an accomplished pass catcher who is bouncing back from the second Achilles injury of his career, which occurred last December. After suffering a torn right Achilles' tendon back in February 2011, Thomas went on to play 11 games during the 2011 campaign and then rounded into Pro Bowl-form in 2012. This time around, Thomas is recovering from a left Achilles' tear, an injury that has the potential to sap pro athletes of speed and explosiveness, especially in the back half of their careers.

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    Patriots' Demaryius Thomas: Joining New England

    Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) is signing with the New England Patriots, Field Yates of ESPN reports.Recovering from a Dec. 23 rupture of his Achilles tendon, Thomas was released by the Texans in February and pleaded guilty to a careless driving charge in March. His offseason now takes a turn for the better, though he still has a long way to go in the rehab process. The Patriots can afford to take a patient approach, with Tom Brady capable of putting up points even if his pass-catching corps is depleted by a mixture of injuries, retirements and suspensions. The 31-year-old Thomas hasn't exactly aged gracefully, but he still had something to offer late last season, catching 23 of 33 targets for 275 yards (8.3 YPT) and two touchdowns in seven games after he was traded from Denver to Houston. He'll now be reunited with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, joining a group of wide receivers that includes Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon (suspension), Phillip Dorsett, Bruce Ellington and Maurice Harris.

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    Demaryius Thomas: Makes visit to New England

    Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) visited with the Patriots on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.Aside from Julian Edelman and James White, Tom Brady doesn't have many reliable pass catchers at his disposal in the wake of Rob Gronkowski's retirement and Josh Gordon's indefinite suspension. Only three and a half months removed from tearing his left Achilles tendon, Thomas almost certainly was unable to do much physical activity in front of the Patriots' training staff. More likely than not, the Patriots are keeping tabs on free agents like Thomas, who has a long rehab process to complete before he'll be able to aid any offense.