FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- One day after coach Adam Gase's public criticism of the team, the New York Jets traded for wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and changed kickers for the third time since training camp -- a mini-shake up that sends a message to the locker room.
Thomas became expendable after New England signed wide receiver Antonio Brown.
Not surprisingly, the Jets waived kicker Kaare Vedvik and signed free agent Sam Ficken, who was cut recently by the Green Bay Packers.
The passing game ran through slot receiver Jamison Crowder, who caught 14 passes for 99 yards.
Demaryius Thomas will reunite with Adam Gase, who was an offensive assistant during Thomas' time in Denver.