Philadelphia Eagles should have pushed harder to land Demaryius Thomas

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With the Houston Texans reportedly finalizing a deal to land Demaryius Thomas, it looks like the Philadelphia Eagles missed out on the wideout.

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 NFL trade deadline, which is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

For weeks, the Eagles have been part of the discussion of teams looking to add another wide receiver when looking at their current situation beyond Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor.

Only time will tell when it comes to whether Howie Roseman pulls off one of his amazing deals out of nowhere, but with Demaryius Thomas heading to the Houston Texans, at least Philadelphia knows one potential trade target is officially out of the question.

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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.

If anything, Eagles fans had plenty of reasons to believe Thomas was a possibility since there has been talk about the Broncos dealing the wideout for quite some time with all of the uncertainty surrounding him being around beyond the 2018 season.

Even more frustrating for Philadelphia to see, all Houston had to give up in order to land Thomas was a fourth-round pick and a seventh-round pick, which obviously isn’t bad at all.

Sure, the case can be made that it would have been tricky to bring Thomas on board when looking at all of the money involved in his contract for both this year and 2019, but when looking at how the Eagles have handled situations like this before, Roseman could have found a way.

At the end of the day, all Philadelphia can do is wonder what could have been with Thomas since it would have been great to see if a fresh start with a new team would have helped the No. 1 wideout return to his level from a few years ago.

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As for the Texans, well let’s just say Deshaun Watson now having Thomas as a weapon alongside DeAndre Hopkins sounds absolutely terrifying for any defense facing this offense moving forward.