FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have re-signed defensive back Jonathan Jones and signed receiver Demaryius Thomas.
In adding Thomas, the Patriots pick up a player who can potentially replace the output of Chris Hogan after he signed with the Carolina Panthers.
Thomas is a nine-year NFL veteran. He played eight full seasons in Denver, winning a Super Bowl ring with the Broncos during the 2015 season. He was traded to Houston last October and released in February.
The 31-year-old owned a five-year 1,000-yard receiving season streak from 2012 through the 2016 season. He also established Denver’s single-season record with 1,619 yards receiving in 2014.
In Jones, the Patriots are bringing back a player that can play multiple positions in the secondary who has also been an invaluable contributor on special teams.