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Patriots reportedly were out-bid by Texans for Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas

Ryan Hannable
October 30, 2018 - 2:17 pm

The Patriots didn't land Demaryius Thomas, as the Broncos wide receiver was traded to the Texans on Tuesday, but that doesn't mean they weren't interested.

According to Mike Klis of 9News in Denver, the Eagles, Patriots and Titans all made offers, but ultimately he was shipped to Houston in exchange for a 2019 fourth-round pick and the teams will swap seventh-rounders.

It's worth wondering what exactly the Patriots offer was.

Thomas is signed through next season, but has a base salary of $14 million, which would have been interesting if he would have came to New England.

Another wide receiver linked to the Patriots is also now unavailable, as Golden Tate was traded to the Eagles from the Lions.

The NFL trade deadline is set for 4 p.m., so there's still time for a move to occur.

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