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Patriots reportedly interested in adding premium wide receiver at trade deadline, possibly Demaryius Thomas

Ryan Hannable
October 28, 2018 - 1:33 pm

The NFL's trade deadline is Tuesday afternoon, and it appears the Patriots will be active once again.

According to FOX's Jay Glazer, the Patriots are "trying to go after a bona fide, premium wide receiver, offering up high draft choices for that.”

Following that report, NFL Media's Mike Giardi reported one name that has been discussed is Broncos wide out Demaryius Thomas.

This shouldn't be a surprise considering offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels drafted him when he was in Denver. Also, Thomas was connected to the Patriots back in training camp when the team was desperately searching for wide outs. If the Patriots do in fact trade for Thomas, his contract would likely need to be restructured. He has a cap hit of $12 million this year and over $17.5 million next year.

In addition, it is worth noting the team could be thinking of the future at the position since the only receiver signed after this year is Julian Edelman, but he's only signed through 2019.

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