Texans Release Demaryius Thomas

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The Houston Texans will release veteran wide receiver Demaryius Thomas on Tuesday, a source told ESPN, confirming multiple reports.

He was signed through next season at a $14 million salary, none of which was guaranteed.

Thomas is now rehabbing from a torn Achilles suffered in Week 16.

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Following Houston's AFC Wild Card Game loss to the Indianapolis Colts, Thomas told reporters he wasn't thinking of retirement, and had hoped to finish his career with the Texans. He tore his left Achilles in Week 16, prematurely ending his season. During his eight seasons in Denver, Thomas won Super Bowl 50 over the Panthers. Because he is recovering from a serious injury, he may remain a free agent for a while. He was acquired by the Texans from the Denver Broncos before the 2018 trade deadline in exchange for a fourth-round pick and a swap of seventh-rounders.

Thomas ranks second in franchise history in yards and touchdowns, trailing only wide receiver Rod Smith (11,389; 68).

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