Jay Glazer of Fox Sports first reported the Patriots' interest in jumping into the trade market for a top-end wideout, reporting on Sunday the Pats will be very active.
The Patriots' receiver group needs a veteran presence like Thomas (another former first-round pick) and the Broncos would probably love to unload the almost $19 million in salary cap space they would save by trading him.
Another reason for fans to be okay about Thomas going to New England?
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You know who doesn't believe the latter rumor? The Broncos don't play the Patriots this year.
The Patriots have some history with similar in-game disciplinary actions.
This trade would make so much sense for both parties, no matter how tough it would be for Broncos Country to see Thomas in any other team's colors, even New England's.
And Tuesday, after eight-and-a-half seasons, 125 regular-season games, a Super Bowl ring, 662 catches and 60 touchdowns, it became official that Thomas had done his best to train his replacements. Hamilton is now recovering from a sprained MCL he suffered in the Broncos' Week 7 win over the Arizona Cardinals, while Patrick has played 60 snaps all season, 19 of those this past Sunday in Kansas City.