Denver Broncos trade deadline: Players who could be on the move

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Why should Broncos fans change their tune and get on board for a Thomas trade to New England?

Though there's emotional connection between the Broncos and Thomas (he's spent his first nine years in the National Football League with just the Broncos), and though trading him to New England would leave a bitter taste in the mouths of Denver fans, it might be the best scenario for all parties.

During Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels's brief tenure as Broncos head coach, Denver selected Thomas 22nd overall in the 2010 NFL Draft.

And Tuesday, after eight-and-a-half seasons, 125 regular-season games, a Super Bowl ring, 662 catches and 60 touchdowns, it became official that Thomas had done his best to train his replacements.

Which players for the Broncos could actually be on the move this year?

Considering how well it's gone for them, perhaps other teams should catch on. "I wouldn't have been thinking about it".

If the Broncos were winning a lot of games and playing at a high level, Thomas would not be going anywhere.

Demaryius Thomas practiced Wednesday with the Texans, and will suit up and play Sunday at Denver.

Who could trade for him?

"The experience that he has in different offenses definitely is a help", O'Brien said.

"With them coming on like they've come on. we just felt we make that up, we make the loss up", Elway said.

Thomas had one year left on his current contract, but his future with the Broncos after this season was decidedly uncertain because he was set to count $17.533 million against the salary cap next season.

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