By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Demaryius Thomas did not receive a good birthday gift. The Houston Texans have placed wide receiver on injured reserve.
He will miss the rest of the season.
Thomas tore his Achilles on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. He had three receptions for 37 yards before his injury.
He began the season with the Denver Broncos. Then, he was traded to the Texans at the NFL’s trade deadline.
After being acquired, Thomas made seven starts with the Texans. He had 23 receptions for 275 yards and two touchdowns.
Before the trade, he made eight starts with the Broncos. He had 36 receptions for 402 yards and three touchdowns.
Thomas is going to need several months to recover from this injury. It would not be surprising if the Texans decide to part ways with the receiver before the start of next season.
Despite being with the Texans for a limited time, the 31-year-old Montrose, Georgia native was the fifth-leading receiver on the team. DeAndre Hopkins leads the team with 1,425 yards. Will Fuller was second with 503 yards before suffering his season-ending injury.
Ryan Griffin is third with 297 yards. Keke Coutee is 10-yards shy with 287. Thomas — who was acquired after the team lost Fuller’s injury — was then fifth with his 275 yards.