NFL free agency news: Demaryius Thomas signs with Patriots

Demaryius Thomas unloads on Broncos day after victorious return with Texans

The Patriots have a new receiver.

New England is signing Demaryius Thomas after he spent last season with the Broncos and the Texans, the team announced Tuesday.

According to NFL Media, the deal is for one year and worth up to $6 million.

Thomas will be reuniting with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who was the Broncos coach from 2009-10. The Patriots reportedly wanted Thomas last season, but he was traded to the Texans instead.

Thomas appeared in 15 games for the Broncos and Texans, notching 59 caught passes for 677 yards and five touchdowns. However, a torn Achilles derailed him for the rest of the season, and Houston released him after the season was over.

Recently, Thomas made headlines off the field when he was involved in a single-car rollover crash that seriously injured one of his passengers.

He pleaded guilty to reckless driving and, as part of a plea deal, had the felony charge of vehicular assault dropped.