Demaryius Thomas’ brief stint in Houston is coming to an end.
The Texans are expected to release the veteran wide receiver on Tuesday, according to NFL Network.
The #Texans are expected to release WR Demaryius Thomas today per source. Thomas tore his left Achilles in Week 16. It’s too early for a time table, but he’s returned from the injury quickly in the past. He tore his right Achilles after his rookie season and came back in 6 months
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) February 12, 2019
Thomas, 31, was acquired in October by the Texans in a trade with the Broncos for a fourth-round pick and a swap of seventh-rounders, but suffered a torn right Achilles tendon in Week 15 against the Eagles.
Following the season, Thomas said he was unsure if he would be back with the Texans, telling the Houston Chronicle his status was “up in the air.”
“I had a tough injury. I am 31 now. A couple of guys are coming back like Will (Fuller) and Keke (Coutee),” Thomas said. “My main priority right now is getting back healthy. I can still play, man. I’m not thinking about retirement. I just don’t know where it will be.”
Thomas played in seven games for the Texans, catching 23 balls for 275 yards and two touchdowns before the injury. He is owed $14 million on the last year of his deal, making it unlikely the Texans would keep him.