Stephon Gilmore on new Patriots WR Demaryius Thomas: 'He's a great player'

Ryan Hannable
April 18, 2019 - 2:10 pm

FOXBORO -- The Patriots' wide receiver depth chart got a boost this week when the team signed veteran Demaryius Thomas.

While he's coming off a torn Achilles suffered last December, the 31-year-old still has the potential to help the team whenever he in fact can make it onto the field.

Speaking Thursday at Gillette Stadium, cornerback Stephon Gilmore, who has covered Thomas in the past, gave a scouting report on the newest Patriots wide out.

“He’s a great player,” he said. “He’s made a lot of great plays in this league, and he’s tough to cover, tough to bring down. Couple things that stand out with him. Strong, explosive. Hopefully he can help us win games.”

Thomas certainly will not be the player he was in the prime of his career, but if healthy he will definitely give a boost to the Patriots offense.

The 6-foot-3 receiver caught 59 passes for 677 yards and five touchdowns between Denver and Houston. 

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