Demaryius Thomas Blasts Patriots For Jets Trade, Bill Belichick Responds

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Most of the swelling went down and I think that was kind of the main thing. After the showdown, Bennett was suspended for the team's match against the New York Jets.

"Look, Demaryius is a great kid, I have a ton of respect for him, he's very professional and did everything we asked him to do", Belichick told reporters on Thursday. Two weeks later, I was gone. "Our circumstances changed a couple times in that period leading up to when he was traded".

The Patriots placed Johnson on injured reserve Monday because of a shoulder injury, while LaCosse is expected to miss a few weeks with a sprained MCL. "And so anybody who's out there, no matter if you've been here the entire time or you've been here for a week, your job is to perform when called upon, so that's what I expect to do". A star player on the New England Patriots is shipped out on a moment's notice by coach Bill Belichick who feels the move can better the team.

Demaryius Thomas is quite the wider receiver and heading into this season, it seemed as though he would get the chance to play with the New England Patriots and legendary quarterback Tom Brady.

"It was disrespectful to me", Thomas said. "We can't get the ball around enough and we're going to trade you to the Jets, '" Thomas recalled.

Of course, Gronk could always opt to return to football at some point, which he has hinted at doing.

Still, Thomas didn't see it as right for the Pats to trade him out of the blue after making him the roster promise. Ain't no reason to yell. Thomas caught four passes for 62 yards.

A general view as fireworks are set off prior to the AFC Championship Game between the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. At my position and what I do, it was affecting me cutting and changing direction, and I do that every single play. He said he was given assurances that he would have a spot on the 53-man roster on multiple occasions, but he could have "easily" just signed with the Jets had he known he'd be given the boot in favor of Brown.

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