Thomas and Deandre Hopkins could be the top targets.
After missing out on Amari Cooper as a result of the Dallas Cowboys acquiring the former Oakland Raiders receivers in exchange for a future first-round pick, Thomas seemed like a possibility for the defending champions, whether it seemed like a long shot or not.
As Thomas makes his way to Houston, his former team wishes him all the best.
During Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels's brief tenure as Broncos head coach, Denver selected Thomas 22nd overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. At that point, the Broncos might be in position to bring Thomas back as a free agent. The Broncos don't play the Patriots this year. "I'll be able to do what I love".
The Patriots have some history with similar in-game disciplinary actions.
The Broncos also might get something decent in return from the Patriots.
Let's take another look at what players could go, why they could go, and what teams might be interested.
Considering how well it's gone for them, perhaps other teams should catch on. Hamilton is now recovering from a sprained MCL he suffered in the Broncos' Week 7 win over the Arizona Cardinals, while Patrick has played 60 snaps all season, 19 of those this past Sunday in Kansas City. In eight games this season, the 30-year old WR has just 36 receptions for 402 yards and three touchdowns.
Not a bad way to spend your pro career after paying dues with the triple option offense at Georgia Tech.