Jets LB Mosley, G Osemele, DE Anderson doubtful vs. Cowboys
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets are unlikely to have linebacker C.J. Mosley, left guard Kelechi Osemele or defensive end Henry Anderson against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday because of...
Rare trade aside, ailing Jets still heavy underdog to Pats
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — When the New York Jets called New England earlier this month to inquire about trading for wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, it was a long shot considering Bill Belichick...
Jets QB Siemian out vs. Browns with an ankle injury
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets quarterback Trevor Siemian has been ruled out against the Cleveland Browns after injuring his left ankle in the second quarter.
WR Demaryius Thomas active for Jets vs. Browns on MNF
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is active and could make his debut for the New York Jets against the Cleveland Browns.
Jets LB C.J. Mosley, DL Quinnen Williams out vs. Browns
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley and defensive lineman Quinnen Williams have been ruled out for their game Monday night against the Cleveland Browns because of...
AP source: Jets acquire WR Thomas from Pats for draft pick
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets are getting some roster help from the most unlikely of sources: Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots.
Pats linebacker Kyle Van Noy inactive against Steelers
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy missed Sunday night's game against Pittsburgh to be with his pregnant wife, who was in labor. Receiver Demaryius Thomas had a hamstring...
Texans Preview Capsule
HOUSTON TEXANS (11-6)
New faces: OTs Laremy Tunsil, Tytus Howard, Max Scharping, WR Kenny Stills, DE Barkevious Mingo, OLB Jacob Martin, RBs Duke Johnson and Carlos Hyde, DE S Tashaun...
McCoy among prominent cuts as NFL teams pare rosters
The cruelest day of the NFL's long calendar arrived Saturday with teams setting their 53-player rosters.
Among the more prominent dismissals were Bills veteran running back LeSean McCoy,...
Brian Hoyer, Demaryius Thomas cut by Patriots
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots released backup quarterback Brian Hoyer and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas among their moves Saturday to reach the NFL-mandated 53-player...
Pats’ Stidham throws 2 TDs before Giants rally for 31-29 win
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England's Demaryius Thomas found his way into the end zone — twice.
New York Giants' quarterback Kyle Lauletta may have found himself on the team.
Pats’ Thomas says he’s close to return from Achilles’ injury
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Demaryius Thomas says he's close. He can feel it.
"I can feel it certain days and certain days I can't," the veteran wide receiver said Sunday. "It's a thing that I...
Texans Preview Capsule
HOUSTON TEXANS (11-6)
New faces: OTs Tytus Howard and Max Scharping, LT Matt Kalil, S Tashaun Gipson, CBs Briean Boddy-Calhoun, Bradley Roby and Lonnie Johnson, Jr., QB AJ McCarron, TE...
Patriots Preview Capsule
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (14-5)
New faces: DE Michael Bennett, DE Chase Winovich, TE Ben Watson, WR Jakobi Meyers, WR Demaryius Thomas, WR N'Keal Harry, P Jake Bailey.
Texans Training Camp Capsule
HOUSTON TEXANS (11-6)
OPEN CAMP: July 25, Houston.
LAST YEAR: Used nine-game winning streak to dig out of early hole and become first team since 1998 to reach playoffs after 0-3 start...
Patriots Training Camp Capsule
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (14-5)
OPEN CAMP: July 25, Foxborough, Massachusetts.
LAST YEAR: Won their sixth NFL title since 2001 season, beating Rams 13-3 in lowest-scoring Super Bowl....
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have re-signed defensive back Jonathan Jones and signed receiver Demaryius Thomas.
In adding Thomas, the Patriots pick up a player who can potentially...
Demaryius Thomas pleads guilty to careless driving
DENVER (AP) — Former Denver Broncos and Houston Texans wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has pleaded guilty to careless driving in a February crash in downtown Denver.
DENVER (AP) — Former Denver Broncos and Houston Texans receiver Demaryius Thomas is facing a felony charge of vehicular assault stemming from a crash earlier this month.
Demaryius Thomas involved in rollover crash in Denver
DENVER (AP) — Denver police say veteran NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas crashed his vehicle near downtown early Saturday.
Police say Thomas' vehicle rolled over and ended up on a grassy median after he apparently lost control at around 12:20 a.m. A female passenger sustained possible serious injuries that weren't believed to be life-threatening. Thomas and a male passenger suffered minor injuries. All three were taken to the hospital.
Broncos turn over coach/quarterback duo again
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — In just about every season he's been in charge of football operations in Denver, John Elway has had to address major concerns at one or both of the two most consequential positions in the NFL: head coach and quarterback.
This offseason, he made changes at both spots, hiring Vic Fangio and acquiring Joe Flacco in a trade that will become official next month when the league's new year begins.
Texans release injured WR Demaryius Thomas
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have released veteran wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, whose 2018 season ended prematurely when he tore his left Achilles tendon.
Thomas played seven games for Houston last season, making 23 receptions for 275 yards and two touchdowns. He was acquired in October from Denver for a fourth-round draft pick to fill in after Will Fuller tore a knee ligament. The Texans and Broncos also switched seventh-round selections for this year's draft.
Wide receiver Keke Coutee active for Texans against Colts
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston wide receiver Keke Coutee is active for the Texans for Saturday's wild-card game against the Indianapolis Colts after missing the last five games with a hamstring injury.
His return is a big boost to a Houston receiving group that has been hit hard by injuries, including season-ending injuries to Will Fuller and Demaryius Thomas.
Deshaun Watston, Texans rally to beat Jets 29-22
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Deshaun Watson threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins with 2:15 left, lifting the Houston Texans to a 29-22 comeback victory over Sam Darnold and the New York Jets on Saturday night.
After Darnold and Jets took their first lead of the game on Elijah McGuire's 2-yard touchdown run, Watson and the Texans (10-4) answered right back.
Case Keenum finds comfort level in Denver’s offense
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Case Keenum has a simple answer for why none of his passes were picked off in November after throwing interceptions in each of his first eight games as the Denver Broncos' new quarterback.
"I'm throwing it to our guys, not throwing it to the other team," Keenum said. "Who knew?"
It's actually more than just Keenum taking care of the football.
"I just think he's getting comfortable with the system," receiver Emmanuel Sanders said.
Texans beat Titans 34-17 for team-record 8th straight win
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans wanted to honor their late owner and founder Robert "Bob" McNair, who died last week at age 81.
They knew the perfect way to do that Monday night was to keep their winning streak going.
Deshaun Watson threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score as the Texans set a franchise record with their eighth straight victory, 34-17 over the Tennessee Titans.
Thomas used bye week to catch up for 2nd game with Texans
HOUSTON (AP) — While most of his new teammates were relaxing on beaches or attending football games at their universities during Houston's bye week, Demaryius Thomas was at NRG Stadium studying the playbook and watching film.
Thomas, who was acquired from Denver on Oct. 30, didn't have the luxury of a break. The receiver had too much to catch up on after struggling at times in his Texans debut in a 19-17 win over his former team just five days after the trade.
Joseph says Broncos, bitter Thomas need to move on
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Vance Joseph says the Broncos and former Denver wide receiver Demaryius Thomas both need to just move on from their recent breakup.
Thomas wins homecoming as Texans escape Denver 19-17
DENVER (AP) — For the first time in his life, Demaryius Thomas celebrated Brandon McManus missing a field goal.
Thomas won his hasty homecoming Sunday when his ex-teammate's windless 51-yard attempt drifted wide right, allowing the Houston Texans to escape Denver with 19-17 win .
Texans’ Thomas makes quick return trip to Denver
DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos may have lost a respected voice when they traded former captain Demaryius Thomas to the Houston Texans on Tuesday, but they certainly didn't lose any of their gift of gab.
Texans-Broncos Preview Capsule
HOUSTON (5-3) at DENVER (3-5)
Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE — Broncos by 1 ½
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Houston 3-5, Denver 3-4-1
SERIES RECORD — Broncos lead 4-2
LAST MEETING — Broncos beat Texans 27-9 on Oct. 24, 2016
LAST WEEK — Texans beat Dolphins 42-23; Broncos lost at Chiefs 30-23
AP PRO32 RANKING — Texans No. 10, Broncos No. 23
TEXANS OFFENSE — OVERALL (15), RUSH (11), PASS (18).
TEXANS DEFENSE — OVERALL (9), RUSH (7), PASS (12).
BRONCOS OFFENSE — OVERALL (13), RUSH (7), PASS (20).
FANTASY PLAYS: New key roles for those left after NFL trades
This has been one of the more active NFL trade deadlines for fantasy purposes.
Fans of Houston, Philadelphia, and Baltimore are assuredly excited by their new players, picking up Demaryius Thomas, Golden Tate and Ty Montgomery. However, it's the teams that traded those players that will likely provide the most opportunity for fantasy value.
Undefeated Rams make splash at deadline trading for Fowler
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The NFL's lone undefeated team has just made an already dominant defensive front even deeper.
The Los Angeles Rams swapped a pair of draft picks for Jaguars pass rusher Dante Fowler on Tuesday, adding the third overall pick in 2015 to a defense already stocked with Aaron Donald, Ndamukong Suh, Michael Brockers and Mark Barron for the most surprising move at the NFL trade deadline.
Broncos trade wide receiver Demaryius Thomas to Texans
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Demaryius Thomas' trade from the Denver Broncos to the Houston Texans wasn't so much a good-bye as a see-you-later.
As in Sunday, when the Texans (5-3) visit the Broncos (3-5).
"I thought about it, yeah," general manager John Elway said Tuesday. "But, ultimately, we had to look past that and (we) thought that it wouldn't affect our game."
Demaryius Thomas bracing for trade out of Denver
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Demaryius Thomas is bracing for a trade after Denver slipped to 3-5 midway through his ninth NFL season.
Thomas, the Broncos' longest-tenured player, put the odds at "50-50" that he'll be summoned into general manager John Elway's office by the trade deadline Tuesday afternoon to learn whose jersey he'll be wearing next.
Broncos’ Demaryius Thomas takes trade rumors in stride
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The longest-tenured Bronco isn't sure if he'll be in Denver much longer as rumors swirl that wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is available as the NFL's trade deadline approaches next week.
"It's football. It's a business. That's what happens," Thomas said Monday of the trade buzz. "That's what happens. It's happened before. I never think it would happen to me. But I'm just like everybody else. I'm an athlete and it happens once you get older."
Broncos revert to 2017 troubles in first road game
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Things got so bad at Baltimore for the Denver Broncos that left tackle Garett Bolles had more tackles than Von Miller.
Keenum and Thomas haven’t found a rhythm yet
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — As a combo, the Denver Broncos' two highest-paid players aren't exactly money yet.
Although Demaryius Thomas caught the winning touchdown pass from Case Keenum in their opener, the pair making a combined $27 million this season have 10 missed connections so far.
That's almost as many connections — 11 for 81 yards — as they've made together.
Broncos find rhythm, chemistry with Keenum under center
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — For the first time since 2014, the Denver Broncos spent their summer without a job-share arrangement at quarterback, something they expect to give them a big boost Sunday when they open against the Seattle Seahawks with Case Keenum under center .
Okung raises fist; Marshall, Thomas not on field for anthem
DENVER (AP) — Linebacker Brandon Marshall and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas weren't with their teammates on the sideline for the national anthem prior to the Denver Broncos' game against the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday night.
Marshall and Thomas emerged from the tunnel behind the Broncos' bench after the anthem was over.
In Arizona, Los Angeles Chargers starting left tackle Russell Okung raised his fist during the anthem prior to the team's game against the Cardinals.
Broncos’ 2018 draft class already earning high praise
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Rookie receivers Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton are the Denver Broncos' new safety valves, applying the pressure but also relieving the burden on veterans Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders .
Broncos sign Mark Chapman after Carlos Henderson’s no-show
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have signed Mark Chapman, a rookie wide receiver from Central Michigan University who was the top overall selection in the 2018 Canadian Football League draft.
Chapman didn't sign with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and now is taking a longshot at playing in the NFL, an opportunity that arose after two receivers failed to report to training camp this week.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos held linebacker Shane Ray out of workouts Monday due to a sore wrist.
Ray broke his left wrist in July and underwent three surgeries that caused him to miss the opening six games in 2017. He had one sack over the next eight contests before going back on injured reserve.
Denver coach Vance Joseph said Ray's wrist was irritated and the team is "taking it slow. Just being smart with guys. It's the spring."
Broncos add 2 big bangers on offense in Sutton, Freeman
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — On Day 2 of the NFL draft, Denver Broncos general manager John Elway began fixing the mess on offense, selecting two big bangers in SMU wide receiver Courtland Sutton in the second round and Oregon running back Royce Freeman in the third.
"Well, we got better on the offensive side, no question," Elway said Friday night after adding Sutton (6-foot-4, 218 pounds) and Freeman (6-foot, 238 pounds).
Broncos need to bolster anemic offense on Day 2
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Now that Von Miller has his new pass rushing partner, John Elway knows he needs to give Case Keenum and Demaryius Thomas some help on offense.
The Denver Broncos' general manager grabbed the top-ranked defensive player in the NFL draft Thursday night when North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb fell to Denver at No. 5.
Denver Broncos free agency capsule
DENVER BRONCOS (5-11)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: ILBs Todd Davis and Corey Nelson; DEs Jared Crick and Billy Wynn; QB Brock Osweiler; WR Cody Latimer; TE Virgil Green; RB Jamaal Charles; OL Allen Barbre; OT Donald Stephenson; G Billy Turner.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: G Shaquil Barrett; WR Bennie Fowler; C Matt Paradis.
Broncos rule out receivers Sanders and Latimer
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Injured wide receivers Emmanuel Sanders and Cody Latimer didn't make the Denver Broncos' trip to Washington and will miss Sunday's game against the Redskins.
Sanders has been dealing with a sprained ankle and Latimer a bruised thigh. They were listed as questionable this week.