New England Patriots trade 10 year veteran

NFL season starting of rough for Demaryius Thomas

With Antonio Brown coming to town, the New England Patriots very talented receivers room got really crowded really fast.

The Patriots traded 10-year veteran wideout Demaryius Thomas to the Jets in exchange for a 2021 sixth-round draft pick, the teams confirmed Wednesday. The trade is the first between the teams since 2000 — when Bill Belichick, fresh off a one-day stint as Jets head coach at the time, was traded to New England for three draft picks, per NFL Research.

On a roster that now includes Brown, Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon, among others, the 31-year-old receiver found himself the odd man out in Foxborough after a roller-coaster of a five-month stretch.

Thomas signed as a free agent in April and spent the bulk of the offseason and training camp recovering from the torn Achilles he suffered in Week 16 as a member of the Texans last season. He was released on cutdown deadline day and re-signed a few days later on Sept. 2.