BOSTON (CBS) – Demaryius Thomas’ Patriots career came to an end on Saturday, as he was not included on New England’s 53-man roster. But the veteran wide receiver’s absence didn’t last long.

Thomas agreed to a deal Monday that will bring him back to New England, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

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That news dropped just moments after Schefter reported that rookie wideout N’Keal Harry would be placed on injured reserve, thus clearing a roster spot for Thomas.

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There had been multiple reports on Saturday when Thomas was released that there was interest on both sides to bring Thomas back, pending another player being placed on injured reserve.

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Thomas made his return to game action in the Patriots’ preseason finale, following a torn Achilles last December that ended his 2018 season. He hauled in seven catches on eight targets for 87 yards and two touchdowns against the Giants on Thursday.