The New England Patriots are cooking today and have spent time with the former receiver Denver Broncos, Demaryius Thomas and Jacksonville Jaguars, who are turning back T.J. Yeldon, for ESPN's Field Yates.
The patriots had long-standing Broncos WR Thomas Demaryius Thomas and former Jaguars RB T.J. Today he visits Yeldon for a free agent, by source. They continue to look for more offensive weapons.
– Field Yates (@FieldYates) 10 April 2019
The 6 & # 39; 230 pounds Thomas was the first round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, which released a ridiculous 402 receptions and 5,787 receiving yards (the 2nd more to Antonio Brown) and 41 touchdowns (the 3rd more, behind Brandon Marshall and Dez Bryant) with Peyton Manning at the quarterback from 2012 to 2015.
Thomas's production collapsed when Manning retired because Trevor Siemian and Brock Osweiler were not very good at playing the quarterback. The Houston Texans beat the Patriots to win Thomas in the middle of the 2018 season for about a fourth round, but Thomas unfortunately snatched his Achilles in week 16.
Thomas pleaded guilty to returning carefree in February for driving 70 people in a 30-mile zone at the time, causing an accident and a year of probation.
The 6 # 1, 233 pound Yeldon was a second round choice in the 2015 NFL Draft and was quietly very productive in the NFL. During his four seasons, Yeldon played 51 of 64 possible games, with an average of 62.2 yards per game (27th place for running backs during that period). Yeldon is one of 11 players with over 1,300 rushes is receiving construction sites since 2015.
Yeldon would be a great complementary return for any crime and, in my opinion, was very underutilized in Jacksonville. I wonder what potential role it could have for him in New England. He's not a good receiver like James White, and he's not a good runner like Sony Michel. Yeldon is healthier than Rex Burkhead, but much less efficient. He is a better runner and receiver than Brandon Bolden, but Bolden is a roster block because of his skill in special teams.
So maybe Yeldon is just an emergency list player in the event of an off-season injury, or maybe it will be a Jeremy Hill-type surprise and he will make the roster active.
Would you like to add one of these players?