In the first game of the fourth quarter, Deshaun Watson threw a short pass to DeAndre Hopkins when Thomas was injured. Players from the Eagles and the Texans honored the nine-year veteran receiver before boarding the car.
"He has not been here so long, but everyone looks up to him," said DeAndre Hopkins. "Everyone asks him questions, not just about football, but about life issues. He is like a big brother to many people in this locker room. The boys listened to him before he even got into this locker room. When he came here, everyone plucked in his head. For him to go out the way he did, man, I hated that for him because I know he loves football and just wants to play football. That's it. I hope he heals quickly, but it was a heavy loss.
Thomas had three catches for 37 yards during week 1