It's a moment the New York Jets have been waiting for much of the season, and the timing could not be better.
Thomas told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News that he he found it "insulting" and "disrespectful" of the Patriots to trade him, presumably less than two weeks after telling him his roster spot was secure. And I stayed. I could have easily become a Jet once I got cut.... He did do individual work off to the side, though, and said he feels ready to go - something that will officially be determined over the next two practices.
"It puts a smile on my face because it makes things easier for us in the back end, and it makes my job a lot easier as far as communicating in the back end and up front", Adams said of Mosley's intentions to play in prime time.
Since Thomas' comments, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has responded to the wide receiver in a diplomatic fashion.
"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. "It is what it is". I apologize to my team mates for any distraction it may have caused, "said Bennett". The Patriots have also been stout at stopping the run, as they are No. 3 in the league in rushing yards (442) and rushing touchdowns (3) allowed.
"They took a chance to bring me in and helped me get healthy", Thomas said. Ain't no reason to yell.
Thomas was nursing a hurt hamstring at the time of his trade, which saw the Jets send back a sixth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
While they likely won't have Bennett for next week's game, the Patriots are a 10-point favorite to beat the Jets, who recorded their first win on Sunday after upsetting the visiting Dallas Cowboys.
After bringing Brown aboard, Belichick chose to keep undrafted rookies Jakobi Meyers and Gunner Olszewski over Thomas and that probably didn't feel great for the 32-year-old. At my position and what I do, it was affecting me cutting and changing direction, and I do that every single play.