Demaryius Thomas, T.J. Yeldon visit Patriots

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The Patriots signed tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins on Wednesday and they spent time with a couple of other veteran offensive free agents as well.

Field Yates of ESPN reports that wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and running back T.J. Yeldon were in for visits with the team.

Thomas was drafted by the Broncos when Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was the team’s head coach and was traded to the Texans last year after eight and a half seasons in Denver. Thomas’ stay in Houston was short as he tore his Achilles late last year and got released early this year.

In addition to an uncertain outlook due to his injury, Thomas may also face league discipline after pleading guilty to careless driving.

Yeldon was a 2015 second-round pick by the Jaguars and spent the last four years with the team. He was used frequently as a receiver out of the backfield, which is generally something the Patriots like in wideouts although it’s not clear how much room they have for another back with Sony Michel, James White, Rex Burkhead and Brandon Bolden on hand.

16 responses to “Demaryius Thomas, T.J. Yeldon visit Patriots

  1. The Patriots also have Hill in the backfield. Not sure why they are looking at Yeldon.

    Thomas, if healthy would be a nice pickup as he seems to be the type Brady likes – smart with good hands, even in not that fast.

  2. Wow, this team is getting even scarier.. Looks like they want to send Brady out with at least 2-3 more rings. Enjoy it while it lasts pats fans because it’ll never be better than its been the last couple decades and I mean nothing bad by that.

  3. I could see Yeldon working out, but not so much for Thomas. He’s had quite a few injuries, and is struggling to break away from defensive backs in the open field. Not to mention, he has a tendency to drop passes after making contact with them. At 31-years-old and turning 32 in December, the question of what has he done recently comes to mind?

  4. Maybe he’ll take an Uber in Foxboro! Bill won’t put up with anyone driving 85 in a 30 mph zone.

  5. DT is a really good YAC receiver. I can picture him taking one of those Brady’s 2 yard passes, 20 yards for a TD.

  6. Yeldon is a very good receiver and blocker. But is painfully slow for an NFL running back.

  7. As someone here commented before, old WRs don’t seem to stick in New England. Joey Galloway, Reggie Wayne for example. DT is now in that category.

    Why don’t they just sign Chris Hogan instead? Why is he still unsigned?

  8. All I got to say is……….NO……..NO……..PLEASE NO..!!
    On either of them. Thomas will never learn that offense, he’s done. He also drops a lot of passes. Brady will never trust him. I’d go with Hill over Yeldon.

  9. Just what BB loves doing, picking up average to above average players that other teams think are washed-up or they just don’t want anymore and then making a SB run with them! Corey Dillon, Moss, Burkhead, Amendola, Seau, Revis, Alan Branch, etc the list is a very long one.

  10. Corey Dillon, Moss, Burkhead, Amendola, Seau, Revis, Alan Branch, etc the list is a very long one.

    LeGarrette Blount, Chris Long, Danny Shelton, Kyle Van Noy, Jabaal Sheard, Barkevious Mingo, Trent Brown, Lawrence Guy, Dwayne Allen, Chris Hogan, Shane Vereen, Jason McCourty… Off the top of my head right now.

    There’s probably a bunch more I’m not thinking of at the moment. Generally speaking, they go from meh to solid contributor once the Patriots get ahold of them.

  11. DT is still hindered by that Achilles he tore in week 16.That visit was more of a see his progress as for yeldon being better than Bolden, no. BB resigned Bolden for STs. We might not value STs but BB does and he is the expert.

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