Reports: Broncos trade Demaryius Thomas to Texans

Tuesday afternoon is the NFL’s trade deadline, and we have our first trade of the day: via multiple reports, the Denver Broncos are trading receiver Demaryius Thomas to the Houston Texans.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted details of the deal: Houston receives Thomas and a seventh-round draft pick, while the Texans surrender fourth- and seventh-round picks.

Thomas will be doing a lot of traveling: after reporting to Houston to take a physical and begin practicing with his new team, he’ll turn right around and travel back to Denver – the Texans play in the Mile High City on Sunday.

Thomas thought trade might be coming

It probably wasn’t a big surprise to Thomas that he’s being traded. For days, it’s been speculated that he would be moved before the league deadline, and Denver’s loss to Kansas City on Sunday seemed to all but cement things.

After Sunday’s game, Thomas indicated it wasn’t an easy week.

“How would you feel at your job [if] your boss, whoever, said they wanted you someplace else?,” Thomas said on Sunday, via Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic Denver. “And you come into work every day and have to think about it? How would you feel? But I had to do it for my team, like it was normal, act like it was normal. It just kept coming up, from left and right. … I had to think about it. … It’ll be interesting to see what happens in next couple days.

“I think it [news he was on the trading block] should have never gotten out, to tell you the truth. I would have never been thinking about it if it never got it. Nobody would be talking about.”

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WR Demaryius Thomas

Previous team: Denver Broncos
New team: Houston Texans

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WR Golden Tate

Previous team: Detroit Lions
New team: Philadelphia Eagles

(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

RB Ty Montgomery

Previous team: Green Bay Packers
New team: Baltimore Ravens

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Previous team: Green Bay Packers
New team: Washington Redskins

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

DE Dante Fowler Jr.

Previous team: Jacksonville Jaguars
New team: Los Angeles Rams

(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

CB Eli Apple

Previous team: New York Giants
New team: New Orleans Saints

(Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

WR Amari Cooper

Previous team: Oakland Raiders
New team: Dallas Cowboys

(Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

RB Carlos Hyde

Previous team: Cleveland Browns
New team: Jacksonville Jaguars

(Photo by: 2018 Nick Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images)

T Damon "Snacks" Harrison

Previous team: New York Giants
New team: Detroit Lions

(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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