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Report: Texans to cut Demaryius Thomas today

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The Texans traded a fourth-round draft pick to the Broncos for Demaryius Thomas last season. They didn’t get much of a return on that investment.

Houston plans to release Thomas, James Palmer of NFL Media reports.

Thomas played in seven games for the Texans, catching 23 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns, before suffering a season-ending Achilles injury.

The 31-year-old Thomas would have been due a $14 million base salary this season, so the decision to cut him is no surprise. Thomas previously tore his other Achilles tendon and returned six months later, so if history is any guide he’ll be ready to play before the start of the 2019 season. But he won’t be playing for the Texans.

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Not the player he once was but might be a solid veteran target for Darnold for the right price. Has experience in the Gase system too, which would be helpful. He had his most success with Manning throwing to him in Gase's system fwiw.

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6 minutes ago, playtowinthegame said:

He's one of those receivers who are falling off fast. He needs to get on the Julian PEDelman off-season plan. 

He's not the guy he once was but a veteran with experience in the system could be beneficial. Gase may want Mac to jump on him.

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2 minutes ago, New York Mick said:

He’s not worth anything more then vet minimum if anything. 

He's not going to cost much, that's for sure. Depending on how much Gase values the experience in his system he may be worth a small contract. You can always cut him if he just isn't there health wise.

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2 minutes ago, Barry McCockinner said:

He's not the guy he once was but a veteran with experience in the system could be beneficial. Gase may want Mac to jump on him.

31 coming off slowing down few seasons, recovering from torn achilles. I am not sure why anyone would be in a rush to sign this guy. Veteran sure, but he has not shown much in the last 2 years before the injury. If you want to take a chance on a veteran WR I could understand but there should be zero pressure or rush to sign him. He probably won't even be fully healthy until the mid to end of season.

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I love sh*t like this.  He sucked for the Texans?  Those numbers over 16 would be around 56 for 628 with 5 TDs.  Not great numbers and horrible for $14M, but that would have led the Jets in receptions and been 2nd in yards and Tds. Enunwa wasn't much better and they just gave him $9M per.  The guy isn't taking vet min, 

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7 minutes ago, Stark said:

31 coming off slowing down few seasons, recovering from torn achilles. I am not sure why anyone would be in a rush to sign this guy. Veteran sure, but he has not shown much in the last 2 years before the injury. If you want to take a chance on a veteran WR I could understand but there should be zero pressure or rush to sign him. He probably won't even be fully healthy until the mid to end of season.

I mean he averaged about 90 receptions, 1000 yards and 5 TD's with a combo of Trevor Simein, Brock Osweiler and Paxton Lynch at QB in the previous two years (2016, 2017). The big drop off was who was throwing him the ball. 

You're probably right about not needing to rush to sign him if they want him.

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5 minutes ago, New York Mick said:

AAF here he comes

I wonder if the AAF will go for guys like this. If they want to be taken seriously as a "developmental league", they should steer clear of washed up has-beens.

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5 minutes ago, JetPotato said:

I wonder if the AAF will go for guys like this. If they want to be taken seriously as a "developmental league", they should steer clear of washed up has-beens.

TV ratings trump actual development of prospects.  Unless there are rules against it, I have no doubt there will be washed up vets playing soon enough. 

Here's another one.  How about suspended guys with no contracts.  Ray Rice, you want a comeback chance?  Come on down!  (j/k but if this were 3 years ago?)

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3 minutes ago, nycdan said:

TV ratings trump actual development of prospects.  Unless there are rules against it, I have no doubt there will be washed up vets playing soon enough. 

Here's another one.  How about suspended guys with no contracts.  Ray Rice, you want a comeback chance?  Come on down!  (j/k but if this were 3 years ago?)

No politics lol.

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If he didnt end the season with an Achilles injury, I'd be all for it but that's a bit too much to add to an already decling skill set. 

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22 minutes ago, JetPotato said:

I wonder if the AAF will go for guys like this. If they want to be taken seriously as a "developmental league", they should steer clear of washed up has-beens.

There are at least a handful of NFL vets in the league. Nick folk kicking for the hotshots. Zack Stacey is a running back. That's just off the top of my head, I'm sure there's others.

 

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3 minutes ago, Joe W. Namath said:

Some really bad trades last year.  A 4th for this scrub?  Highway robbery by elway.

The eagles wasted a good pick on golden tate who they will not be resigning.  Another waste.  Nice move by the lions.

This is why I think you tender Robby Anderson with a 1st.  I think a lot of teams lower in the draft order would seriously consider dropping a 2nd rounder for him.  He's not Megatron but he has been and can continue to be a productive WR who has a lot of good years ahead of him.

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4 minutes ago, nycdan said:

This is why I think you tender Robby Anderson with a 1st.  I think a lot of teams lower in the draft order would seriously consider dropping a 2nd rounder for him.  He's not Megatron but he has been and can continue to be a productive WR who has a lot of good years ahead of him.

I'd tag him at the 2nd round level and probably end up taking the pick if someone is willing to sign him.  Let the market decide just how much he's worth rather than protecting him at a level where no one would be willing to touch him. 

He's about replacement level as a WR by the available metrics (# 55 WR on PFF in 2018, # 65 on FO in 2018, # 47 in 2017).  Why are we so afraid to lose him?

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