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Thomas will have the chance to face his former team in just five days, as the Texans face the Broncos in Mile High Stadium on November 4.

Another reason for fans to be okay about Thomas going to New England?

Thomas would have the chance to play with Tom Brady, meaning he would have ultimately caught passes from arguably the two best quarterbacks to ever play the game (Peyton Manning) and receive checks from the guy who rounds out the top three (John Elway).

This time of the regular season always brings all sorts of speculation, as teams like the Philadelphia Eagles will be looking at additional options to improve their roster before the National Football League trade deadline, which is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

After missing out on Amari Cooper as a result of the Dallas Cowboys acquiring the former Oakland Raiders receivers in exchange for a future first-round pick, Thomas seemed like a possibility for the defending champions, whether it seemed like a long shot or not.

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

Thomas would be an instant hit for the Patriots and at no expense to the Broncos other than watching one of their beloved players excel in a better situation. After Sunday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs he said the odds of him being traded were "50-50" and said Monday they might even be higher than that after he had a night to think about it.

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.

You know who doesn't believe the latter rumor?