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BREAKING NEWS: Houston Texans Trade For Demaryius Thomas

Texans fans discuss their newest wide receiver and the cost to acquire him on BRB.

Denver Broncos v Baltimore Ravens
Go get it, DT.
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What was rumored last night and earlier today has come to pass. Your Houston Texans have acquired Demaryius Thomas from the Denver Broncos.

This is a bold move by Brian Gaine and surely one that would not have been pursued had Will Fuller not been lost for the season last Thursday night. Thomas has been very productive throughout his nine-year career despite playing with a rotating cast of quarterbacks and gives Deshaun Watson another legitimate option in the passing game. While he doesn’t have Fuller’s speed, Thomas should keep opposing secondaries honest.

This move also presumably allows Keke Coutee, whenever he gets healthy, to remain in the slot.

Some other reactions to the trade:

Note that the Texans are only on the hook for the remaining $4.5 million Thomas is owed for this season; his $14 million salary next year is not guaranteed.

You can check out what Broncos fans have to say about Thomas’ departure by clicking here.

With that, the floor is yours. What do you think about the Texans acquiring Thomas? How about Thomas’ first game coming against the very team that traded him?

UPDATE: Thomas will wear C.J. Fiedorowicz’s old number.