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Patriots Trade WR Demaryius Thomas to Jets After Antonio Brown Signing

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - AUGUST 29: Demaryius Thomas #88 of the New England Patriots celebrates after scoring a touchdwon during the preseason game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on August 29, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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The fallout of the New England Patriots signing wide receiver Antonio Brown continues.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Patriots have traded veteran wideout Demaryius Thomas, who barely found his way back to New England's roster as camp closed, to the New York Jets for a 2021 sixth-round pick.

The 31-year-old is a former 2010 first-round pick of the Denver Broncos, and for a stretch of time, he was one of the best receivers in the game. But now that he'll be a member of the Jets, this will be his fourth team in the past year.

Thomas was traded from the Broncos to the Houston Texans last year for a few draft picks. He was then released by Houston and signed a one-year deal with the Patriots, who released him on cut day before finding a way to re-import his talents.

Now, Thomas is a New York Jet, following a path trod by very few.

In 15 games last season between Houston and Denver, Thomas hauled in 59 receptions for 677 yards and five touchdowns. With AB in town, his role with the team was going to suffer, making this a win for Thomas in terms of playing time.