Patriots interested in Broncos' Thomas, Lions' Tate

Hope Soto
October 31, 2018

On Monday night, the rumors of Thomas being shipped out to New England began to heat up again when reports of the Patriots disciplining wide receiver Josh Gordon surfaced.

Gordon, 27, has seen a rapid increase in playing time since being acquired by the Patriots in a mid-September trade. But apparently, when Gordon started the game, the report appeared to be a work of fiction.

Then Gordon took most ever offensive snap in New England's 25-6 win, and Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked about the report post-game.

The New England Patriots are particularly interested in Demaryius Thomas of the Denver Broncos and Golden Tate of the Detroit Lions as they look to bolster their receiving corps ahead of Tuesday's trade deadline, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. In response to Rapoport's tweet, Tate responded, "What you talking about Willis?" Collins was surprisingly traded to the Browns by the Patriots back in 2016, three years after they drafted him 52nd overall.

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The Patriots are reportedly interested in trading for a wide receiver: National Football League insider Jay Glazer reported during FOX's pre-game coverage Sunday that New England is "trying to go after a bonafide premium wide receiver, offering up high-draft choices for that".

Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas shrugged off trade rumors, saying, "At the end of the day I'll have a job", according to The Athletic's Nicki Jhabvala. This season, Thomas (6-3, 229) has recorded 36 receptions for 402 yards (11.2 avg.) and three touchdowns in eight games with Denver.

Josh Gordon's career resurgence with the Patriots has hit a bump in the road.

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