The New England Patriots have made another tough roster decision on Saturday. They elected to part ways with one of the veteran receivers that they signed during the offseason.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Patriots have elected to cut Demaryius Thomas.
Source: The #Patriots are releasing WR Demaryius Thomas, who flashed in the fourth preseason game. He’s still working his way back to health.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 31, 2019
Thomas, a five-time Pro Bowler, had signed with the Patriots during the offseason after spending the previous season with the Denver Broncos and the Houston Texans. His season ended prematurely after he tore his Achilles with the Texans, and that caused him to open the preseason on the PUP list for the Patriots.
After being activated, Thomas got a chance to prove himself in the fourth preseason game and looked good. He notched 87 yards and two touchdowns, but evidently, that wasn't enough to earn him a spot on the Patriots.
Perhaps Thomas could return to the team in the coming days if the Patriots put some players on short-term Injured Reserve. NFL Network's Mike Giardi is reporting that a reunion may be of interest to both sides. So moving forward, we'll be sure to keep an eye on that.
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