Demaryius Thomas RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Demaryius Thomas likely to get X-rays on hand; C.J. Anderson suffers sprained toe

    The Score "Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is likely to receive an X-ray to determine the severity of his hand injury suffered Sunday, according to Troy Renck of The Denver Post. Broncos running back C.J. Anderson revealed he sprained his toe, Renck reports. " September 14

  • Demaryius Thomas close to 100 percent, less sluggish this week

    Denver Post "After a month of learning the offense and working himself into football shape, Demaryius Thomas resembles the player who landed a $70-million contract. Thomas exploited mismatches Thursday against the San Francisco 49ers, creating vulnerability in a cornerback with a fade route before burning..." August 28

  • Demaryius Thomas: Peyton has 'more zip' on throws "One of the biggest mysteries entering the 2015 season is the health of Peyton Manning's throwing arm. The first review from Denver Broncos' training camp, via receiver Demaryius Thomas, is a positive one. "I know you're not going to believe this, but it seems like he has more zip," Thomas..." August 06

  • With deal signed, Demaryius Thomas says he wants to 'retire a Bronco'

    ESPN "Saying he "wanted to finish a Bronco, retire a Bronco," Denver wide receiver Demaryius Thomas said Friday he's glad that negotiations worked out on a new long-term deal and that he looks forward to helping the team win the Super Bowl. Thomas, 27, who had been designated as the team's franchise..." July 18

  • Legal collusion helped Dez, Demaryius get deals done

    Pro Football Talk "The world will never know whether the Cowboys and Broncos impermissibly compared notes on their negotiations with receivers Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas, respectively. (The teams officially deny it.) Through their agents, the players definitely did. It’s permissible for players and agents to..." July 16

  • Why did Demaryius Thomas get this deal? He earned it "Demaryius Thomas agreed to a contract that gives him financial and career security the likes of which few athletes ever know. And you know what? He deserved it. He deserved it because no receiver has been more productive over the last three seasons. Calvin Johnson, Dez Bryant, A.J. Green,..." July 15

  • Broncos agree to five-year, $70M contract with Demaryius Thomas

    ESPN "The Denver Broncos and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas have reached agreement on a five-year, $70 million deal that includes $43.5 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Broncos designated Thomas as their franchise player earlier this year. He had not signed the..." July 15

  • Report: Broncos reportedly offered Thomas an offer that eclipses $40 million guaranteed

    Mile High Report "According to the Denver Posts Troy Renck, the Broncos offered wide receiver Demaryius Thomas a deal that eclipses the $40 million guaranteed mark. So if these rumors are true, the Broncos reportedly offered Thomas a deal "well north" of $12 million a year with $40+ million in guaranteed money...." July 15

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Barring a significant turn, a long-term deal is not expected for the #Broncos & star WR Demaryius Thomas. When will they see him next?

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    As for Demaryius Thomas, I was asked if he’s willing to miss games. Don’t rule it out. He won’t be at camp on time if no deal is reached

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    With clock ticking, interesting to note Broncos and Demaryius Thomas have not exchanged any proposals nor had any dialogue in over a month.

  • NFLPA to pursue collusion charges if Bryant, Thomas don't sign long-term deals

    ESPN "If Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas don't sign long-term contracts with their respective teams by Wednesday's deadline for franchise players to do so, the NFL players' union plans to move ahead with collusion charges against those teams, a source close to the situation told ESPN. The NFLPA..." July 14

  • Report: Broncos offer Demaryius Thomas more than $12 million per year

    Pro Football Talk "As the Broncos and receiver Demaryius Thomas close in on the deadline for finalizing a long-term deal, some numbers are leaking regarding the negotiations. Specifically, it looks like the team is leaking some numbers regarding the negotiations to support the reasonableness of its..." July 14

  • Demaryius Thomas' mother one of 46 people who had prison sentences commuted by Barack Obama

    USA Today "Katrina Smith, the mother of Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, was one of 46 people whose sentences were commuted by President Barack Obama on Monday. The 46 sentences are the largest number of sentences commuted by a president since the 1960s. Smith and Thomas’ grandmother, Minnie..." July 13

  • Report: Demaryius Thomas contract being held up by collusion investigation

    Larry Brown Sports "Dez Bryant is not the only star NFL receiver who is seeking a long-term contract in advance of the July 15 franchise tender deadline. The Denver Broncos still have yet to agree to terms with Demaryius Thomas, and that’s the way it could stay for a while. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Friday..." July 13

  • Demaryius Thomas deal “not likely” at this point

    Pro Football Talk "With a little more than 48 hours to go until the deadline for signing franchise players to long-term deals comes and goes for 2015, some think the Broncos could take a page from their 2013 playbook, when they signed tackle Ryan Clady to a long-term deal as the window for inking tagged players to..." July 13

  • NFLPA looking into possible collusion between Broncos, Cowboys

    Pro Football Rumors "With five days left for franchised players to negotiate multiyear contract agreements with their current teams, only two of the four unsigned franchise-tag recipients play the same position: Demaryius Thomas and Dez Bryant. According to Adam Schefter of, the NFL Players Association is..." July 11

  • Why is a long-term deal for Demaryius Thomas still not done?

    Denver Post "What in the world is keeping the Broncos from getting a long-term deal for Demaryius Thomas? The Broncos have never had a high-profile receiver like DT that I can remember; maybe Haven Moses or Rod Smith. It makes me sick that they have not done the deal. — Clint, Thailand A: Clint, I wrote..." July 07

  • Peyton Manning upset over Demaryius Thomas contract dispute

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is upset that the organization has yet to come to a contract agreement with wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, Ian Rapoport of is reporting. The contract dispute is keeping Thomas away from minicamp and precious one-on-one time with Manning." June 13

  • Broncos don't expect Demaryius Thomas to attend minicamp

    Sportsnaut "The Denver Broncos just started their mandatory three-day minicamp, but they are going to be without one major star. Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas isn’t expected to be in attendance. Thomas, who is not currently under contract, was given the dreaded franchise tag back in March. He has yet to..." June 09

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    Jeff Legwold @Jeff_Legwold

    Story coming, but D. Thomas on if doesn't get a deal: “I’m still going to put my best game up, not going to do anything to hurt the team.''

  • Report: Demaryius Thomas Won’t Participate in Broncos’ Offseason Program

    Sportsnaut "In years past, Denver Broncos’ wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has worked out with quarterback Peyton Manning at Duke University during the offseason. This will not be the case for Thomas, who has received the team’s franchise tag in early March. Along with skipping the trip to Duke, Thomas also..." March 30

  • Denver buys negotiating time by tagging D.T. with $12.82 million salary

    Denver Post "An offseason with multiple wrinkles to iron out began Monday with the Broncos placing the franchise tag on Demaryius Thomas. Consider it a bargaining tactic that will pay the receiver $12.82 million for the 2015 season, while creating time to work out a longterm deal. Thomas made $3.275..." March 03

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    At this point, it appears Dez Bryant & Demaryius Thomas will be the only WRs franchise tags. Not Jeremy Maclin, not Randall Cobb.

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Broncos will place their franchise tag of WR Demaryius Thomas before today's 4 ET deadline.

  • Broncos expected to use franchise tag on Demaryius Thomas

    Denver Post "Three Mississippi, two Mississippi, one Mississippi ... ready or not, Demaryius Thomas, here come the Broncos. Regardless of how overpowering Thomas may be on the field, the Broncos will catch him in the game of franchise tag Monday and he will be it in a bargaining move that all but ensures..." March 02

  • Demaryius Thomas, Broncos headed for franchise tag? "Whether or not Peyton Manning returns for an 18th NFL season, the Denver Broncos have no intention of losing Demaryius Thomas to free agency. Appearing on Tuesday's edition of NFL Total Access, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Broncos are set to wield the franchise tag, if necessary,..." February 11

  • DT not worried about the money

    Mile High Report "Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, the Broncos wide receiver says money "doesn't make" him and he's not worrying about the contract stuff right now. Demaryius Thomas' story is perhaps one of the most well-known of the "great stories" on the Broncos roster. But a Rolling Stone interview with..." February 09

  • Eric Decker selling free agent Demaryius Thomas on Jets

    New York Post "Jets wide receiver Eric Decker did some recruiting this week. Decker spent a few days in Arizona with Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, his former teammate and close friend. The two filmed a commercial for Courtyard by Marriott, and during some downtime, the topic of Thomas joining Decker..." January 30

  • Julius Thomas remains iffy for Broncos; Demaryius Thomas improves

    Denver Post "Injuries demand attention. The focus sharpens during the final quarterpole of the season when playoff berths and seeds hang in the balance. The Broncos enter the final stretch, facing the possibility of tight end Julius Thomas missing his third consecutive game. The Broncos listed Thomas as..." December 05

  • Demaryius Thomas on hometown discount: Why not?

    Pro Football Talk "The Broncos have a couple of key pass catchers set to hit free agency in 2015 and one of them may make it easier for the team to get both players signed. Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is closing in on his third straight season with at least 90 catches, 1,400 yards and 10 touchdowns and those..." December 05

  • Sources: Broncos table in-season contract talks with Thomases

    ESPN "The Denver Broncos do not expect to re-sign two free-agents-to-be, wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and tight end Julius Thomas, during the season, according to sources. Instead, Denver plans to wait until after this season to tackle a situation as challenging as the one that opposing defenses..." October 24

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    Mike Klis @MikeKlis

    For clarity given old-news ESPN report: Broncos and agents for Demaryius and Julius Thomas haven't held contract negotiations since August.

  • Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas blames himself for slow start

    Denver Post "Every amateur sports psychologist in Broncos Country wants to know: What's wrong with wide receiver Demaryius Thomas? His hands have become so unreliable that Peyton Manning might not completely trust D.T. to set the dinner table with fine china, let alone catch a crucial third-down pass. "I..." September 25

  • Demaryius Thomas excused from first days of training camp

    Denver Post "Broncos top receiver Demaryius Thomas will be absent from the early days of training camp so he can attend to the funeral services of the grandmother who helped raise him in Georgia. Thomas attended the Broncos’ camp-opening team meeting Wednesday evening. Former Broncos running back great..." July 24

  • Broncos boss John Elway still working on deals for Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas

    USA Today "The Denver Broncos have made contract offers to star wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and tight end Julius Thomas and will continue negotiating with both players after training camp opens July 24, Broncos general manager John Elway said Wednesday. "Nothing is going to get done before camp, but..." July 17

  • Broncos intend to keep WR Demaryius Thomas in fold for years to come

    Denver Post "The fashion created confusion. Which was more impressive: the T-shirt featuring Bo Jackson or the man wearing it? "There's no one like Bo. He ran a 4.1 (40-yard)," wide receiver Demaryius Thomas said Wednesday, after the Broncos were dismissed from workouts until training camp in late July...." June 19

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    Nate Lundy @dochowser

    Sources telling @VicLombardi & @FanMorningShow that #Broncos have made initial offer to Demaryius Thomas. Hope 2 have deal done by camp.

  • Broncos open contract talks with Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas

    Denver Post "Thomas times two could mean millions by the mega. The Broncos have opened contract negotiations with the agents of wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and tight end Julius Thomas. "We've already talked to them to see if we can do something before the beginning of the year," said Broncos general..." June 10

  • Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas en route to NFL stardom

    Denver Post "Demaryius Thomas became must-see TV by gluing his eyes to the TV. His size needs no embellishment — 6-foot-3 and 227 pounds as of Thursday — but high-profile big receivers litter the NFL's landfill. Stardom for Thomas hinged on practice. When he was playing for Georgia Tech, the team passed..." May 30

  • Report: Demaryius Thomas separated shoulder in SB "Lost in the Denver Broncos' Super Bowl XLVIII debacle was Demaryius Thomas setting a Super Bowl record with 13 receptions. As it turns out, Thomas managed the feat while playing through a painful injury. Thomas suffered a separated shoulder early in the game, Vic Lombardi of KCNC-TV in..." February 04

  • Demaryius Thomas’ record no cause to celebrate

    New York Post "Demaryius Thomas made history Sunday night with a Super Bowl record 13 receptions for 118 yards and the Broncos lone touchdown. He won’t be celebrating the achievement, however. “Not right now, we lost,” the talented wide receiver said after his Broncos were walloped, 43-8, by the Seahawks in..." February 03

  • Demaryius Thomas questioned career due to injuries "The Denver Broncos don't know how fortunate they are to have a top-five wide receiver alongside Eric Decker and Wes Welker. Demaryius Thomas revealed Wednesday that his NFL career was almost derailed by injuries before it ever left the station. Back when he was known as "Bay Bay" as a..." January 29

  • Demaryius Thomas has respect for Seattle’s secondary

    Pro Football Talk "As you might expect, Richard Sherman’s name came up at Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas‘ Media Day press conference on Tuesday. Thomas had praise for the Seahawks’ star cornerback, calling Sherman “probably the best in the game right now.” Thomas was then asked by NFL Network’s Deion..." January 28

  • Demaryius Thomas’s mother, grandma will watch him from prison

    Pro Football Talk "Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas won’t be able to bring his family with him to the Super Bowl. Thomas’s mother is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence and his grandmother is serving a life sentence, both for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine. But while they can’t be..." January 28

  • Thomas hopes Sherman is covering him

    Pro Football Talk "Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas wants to challenge himself against the best, and that means he hopes Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman covers him in the Super Bowl. Thomas told reporters that he doesn’t know how the Seahawks’ secondary will cover the Broncos’ receivers, but if Seattle puts..." January 26

  • Manning breaks NFL record for passing yards in season "Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning set the NFL record for most passing yards in a season Sunday versus the Oakland Raiders. Manning surpassed Drew Brees' record of 5,476 yards set in 2011 with the New Orleans Saints. Manning broke the record at the end of the second quarter on a..." December 29