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11.12.2018 07:34
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if he'll be in Denver much longer as rumors swirl that wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is available as the NFL's trade deadline approaches next week."It's football. It's a business. That's what happens Minnesota Vikings Hats ," Thomas said Monday of the trade buzz. "That's what happens. It's happened before. I never think it would happen to me. But I'm just like everybody else. I'm an athlete and it happens once you get older."On Monday, the Dallas Cowboys acquired 24-year-old Amari Cooper from Oakland for a 2019 first-round draft pick, taking the top available receiver off the market.Although Thomas, 30, is averaging a career-low 11.3 yards per catch as Broncos rookie Courtland Sutton carves out a bigger role in Denver's offense, Thomas is tied with Emmanuel Sanders for the team lead with three touchdown receptions.Coach Vance Joseph said he doesn't need to address the trade rumors with his players."I don't. I really don't. It's rumors. It's gossip. It doesn't matter to our football team, really," Joseph said. "Our only concern is the Chiefs, and that's on Sunday. But, this time of the year, I watched the games on Sunday obviously. There's a lot of rumors out there, a lot of gossip, a lot of content for different shows."Until those things happen, we can't address them or worry about them."Joseph meets daily with general manager John Elway and said the boss hasn't conveyed any trade talks to him."He has not," Joseph said. "That makes it rumor. That makes it gossip. And that makes it right now something that we can't worry about."Thomas, who has a $12.5 million salary cap hit this year and a $17.5 million hit next season, said he'd be flattered if other teams are indeed inquiring about him."I didn't know that, but it's a good thing if somebody is interested in me, and I can still play ball," Thomas said. "I still have a chance if I get traded. Of course, I want to be here, but you know."The Broncos (3-4) ended a four-game skid with a 45-10 rout of the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night. It marked their first game scoring 30 or more points since Week 2 last season against Dallas.In between, they lost 15 of 20 games, the worst stretch of Thomas' nine-year career in Denver.Thomas said he's keeping his focus on Sunday's game at Kansas City (6-1) even with next Tuesday's trade deadline looming."I play for these guys in the locker room, and the organization Minnesota Vikings Hoodie , of course," Thomas said. "But these guys in the locker room keep my head on straight, help me not think about it and just go on about my business, control what I can control. That's all I do. Every day, in and out, I can control what I can control."The rest will pan out for itself."Thomas, who was selected 22nd overall out of Georgia Tech in 2010, three spots ahead of Tim Tebow, has been through five coaches — Josh McDaniels, Eric Studesville, John Fox, Gary Kubiak and Joseph — and seven starting quarterbacks — Kyle Orton, Tebow, Peyton Manning, Brock Osweiler, Trevor Siemian, Paxton Lynch and Case Keenum — in Denver.He started off slowly this year with a handful of drops through the first two games but has been solid and one of Keenum's most trustworthy targets over the last month.Thomas said he was just too anxious early on."I'm just trying not to run without the ball," Thomas said. "The first three drops I had at the beginning of the season, I was trying to run without the ball. Now, I'm just making sure that I secure my catch and then go."His preference, he said, is to finish his career in Denver."I'd love to be here," Thomas said. "I've been here my whole career."Notes: The Broncos officially placed LG Ronald Leary (Achilles) on IR and replaced him with G/C Nico Falah, a rookie from USC whom they signed off the Jets practice squad. ... Joseph said CB Adam Jones will return to practice Wednesday for the first time in two weeks. ... Injured players who are day-to-day are: S Darian Stewart (neck), RB Royce Freeman (high ankle sprain) Cheap Customized Minnesota Vikings Jerseys , WR DaeSean Hamilton (right MCL sprain), RT Jared Veldheer (knee) and OLB Shane Ray (right ankle sprain).Kirk Cousins, Adam Thielen on track to set a lot of Vikings records We are officially one quarter of the way through the 2018 NFL season, so we have an opportunity to see what sort of “pace” a couple of the more prominent members of the Minnesota Vikings are on.We’ll start with quarterback Kirk Cousins, who at his current pace is on track to shatter all sorts of Vikings’ passing records. Through the season’s first four games, he has completed 131-of-189 passes for 1,387 yards and 10 touchdowns. That means that, if he kept that pace up for an entire season, he would complete 524-of-756 passes for 5,548 yards and 40 touchdowns.To see what kind of season that would be in the annals of Minnesota Vikings history, a season like that would give Cousins the Vikings’ single-season records for:Completions in a season (current record 395 by Sam Bradford in 2016)Attempts in a season (current record 606 by Warren Moon in 1995)Passing Yardage (current record 4,717 by Daunte Culpepper in 2004)Passing touchdowns (current record 39 by Daunte Culpepper in 2004)His 69.3% completion rate wouldn’t be the best in Vikings’ history, as that record lies with Bradford’s 2016 season as well (71.6%). But, beyond that, it would be hard to argue that it wasn’t the single-best passing season in the history of Vikings’ football. I don’t know if he’s going to be able to keep that pace up, but he certainly has gotten off to a hot start. And hey, if the Vikings keep fielding one of the worst rushing games in the NFL, he could very well get his chance.One of Cousins’ primary targets is, of course, Adam Thielen, and Thielen has also gotten off to a huge start to this season. He has 40 receptions in the team’s first four games, which is the second-highest total for a receiver through his first four games in NFL history. On those 40 receptions so far, he has racked up 473 yards, and has gone over 100 yards in each of the team’s first four games.At Thielen’s current pace, he’s in line for 160 receptions , which would crush not only the Vikings’ record for catches in a season (which belongs to Cris Carter, who had 122 receptions in 1994 and 1995), but the NFL record for receptions in a season, which is currently held by former Indianapolis Colts’ star Marvin Harrison (143). He would also end up with 1,892 yards, which would beat the current Vikings’ top mark by well over 200 yards. Right now, Randy Moss’ 2003 season is the high-water mark, with Moss collecting 1,632 yards that season.It’s not all sunshine, though, as far as potential records. With their woeful rushing output, the Vikings are currently on track to have their worst rushing output in a 16-game season in team history. Through the first four games, the Vikings. . .as a team. . .have rushed for just 252 yards, which would put them at just 1,008 yards for an entire season. As of now, the low-water mark in that category for the purple was set just two seasons ago, as the 2016 Vikings rushed for just 1,205 yards over 16 games. It’s been especially rough for Dalvin Cook, who has run for just 98 yards on 36 carries over the first four weeks (though he has missed about 1.5 of the team’s first four games).Hopefully Cousins and Thielen will continue trending in the right direction for their potentially record-setting seasons. And, hopefully, the rushing thing will come around at some point here.

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