Tedric Thompson

Minor NFL Transactions: 8/17/21

Tuesday afternoon marked the deadline for teams to cut down from 90 to 85 players. We’ll keep track of those cuts and the day’s other minor moves here:

Arizona Cardinals

Atlanta Falcons

  • Released from IR via injury settlement: WR Jeff Badet

Baltimore Ravens

Carolina Panthers

Chicago Bears

Dallas Cowboys

Denver Broncos

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

Houston Texans

Las Vegas Raiders

Los Angeles Chargers

Minnesota Vikings

New England Patriots

New York Jets

Pittsburgh Steelers

San Francisco 49ers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

Washington Football Team

Titans To Sign Tedric Thompson

Another veteran defender is getting signed. Free agent safety Tedric Thompson has agreed to terms on a deal with the Titans, a source told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network (Twitter link).

A fourth-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2017, Thompson spent his first three years in Seattle. He became a starter for them in his second season, and started 10 games in 2018. He entered 2019 as a starter, but missed over half the season after going down with a shoulder injury after six games.

Despite starting 16 games over those two seasons, Thompson was cut in March of 2020 after they failed to find a trade partner. For what it’s worth, he received very poor marks from Pro Football Focus during that 2019 campaign, and the team’s secondary improved after he left the lineup.

Thompson latched on with the Chiefs, but was cut after appearing in eight games with no starts. He then had brief stints with the Browns and Broncos, who cut him over the weekend. It didn’t take him too long to land on his feet. The secondary was a weakness for Tennessee last season, and they made overhauling it a priority.

They added high profile corners like Janoris Jenkins and first-rounder Caleb Farley, and are now adding a depth piece at safety. Thompson turned 26 in January.

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Minor NFL Transactions: 8/8/21

Here are the latest minor moves from around the league:

Arizona Cardinals

Atlanta Falcons

Carolina Panthers

Chicago Bears

Denver Broncos

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

Kansas City Chiefs

Los Angeles Chargers

New England Patriots

New York Giants

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Signed: RB Pete Guerriero

San Francisco 49ers

Washington Football Team

  • Waived: OL Cole Boozer

Broncos Sign S Tedric Thompson

The Broncos have signed safety Tedric Thompson, per a club announcement. Thompson will now push to make the final cut and provide support for Denver’s secondary.

Thompson, a fourth-round pick in 2017, spent the first three seasons of his career with the Seahawks. He started 16 games for Seattle between the 2018 and 2019 seasons, collecting 76 tackles and three interceptions. However, a shoulder injury limited him to only six games in 2019, and he was released by the Seahawks last offseason.

He later landed with the Chiefs, where he mostly served in a rotational role up until his late November release. After 13 tackles in eight games for KC, he joined the Browns, but he didn’t appear in any games for them. For his career, Thompson has 37 appearances to his credit with three INTs, five passes defensed, two fumble recoveries, and one forced fumble.

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Browns Activate Joel Bitonio

The Browns have activated left guard Joel Bitonio off of the COVID-19 list, per a club announcement. To make room, the Browns waived safety Tedric Thompson. The Browns will also have head coach Kevin Stefanski back on the sidelines against Kansas City, now that he’s been cleared.

Bitonio tested positive for the coronavirus just prior to the Browns’ first-round playoff game against the Steelers. It was a huge loss, but the Browns still managed to throttle the Steelers in the first quarter and hold on for the victory. Now, they’ll have the three-time Pro Bowler back in action as they face the Chiefs in the divisional round.

Bitonio has been a rock for the Browns throughout his seven-year career, despite constant instability in Cleveland. Up until the diagnosis, Bitonio hadn’t missed a snap since 2016. Still, the Browns aren’t 100% healthy on the offensive line. Tackle Jack Conklin was forced out of the Steelers game with a hamstring and his status might not be determined until we get closer to kickoff.

In addition to activating Bitonio, the Browns moved wide receiver KhaDarel Hodge off their reserve/COVID list. They will also have all their coaches back after coronavirus issues forced them to miss last week’s game. Secondary coach Jeff Howard, tight ends coach Drew Petzing and assistant offensive line coach Scott Peters will all coach Sunday, Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com notes (Twitter links).

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Minor NFL Transactions: 11/30/20

We’ll post all the minor moves from what has been a very busy Monday here:

Arizona Cardinals

Baltimore Ravens

Carolina Panthers

Cleveland Browns

Denver Broncos

Green Bay Packers

New England Patriots

Philadelphia Eagles

Pittsburgh Steelers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

 

Minor NFL Transactions: 11/28/20

Here are Saturday’s minor moves:

Arizona Cardinals

Atlanta Falcons

Cincinnati Bengals

Cleveland Browns

Green Bay Packers

Indianapolis Colts

Jacksonville Jaguars

Kansas City Chiefs

Los Angeles Chargers

Miami Dolphins

  • Promoted: QB Reid Sinnett

Minnesota Vikings

New England Patriots

New Orleans Saints

New York Giants

New York Jets

Philadelphia Eagles

  • Placed on IR: G Sua Opeta

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

Chiefs Cut S Tedric Thompson

Tedric Thompson‘s stint with the Chiefs has come to an end. NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero of NFL.com’s reports (via Twitter) that Kansas City is cutting the safety. The team will elevate practice squad wideout Marcus Kemp to the active roster to take the open roster spot, via Herbie Teope of the Kansas City Star (on Twitter).

Thompson, a fourth-round pick in 2017, spent the first three seasons of his career with the Seahawks. He started 16 games for Seattle between the 2018 and 2019 seasons, collecting 76 tackles and three interceptions. However, a shoulder injury limited him to only six games in 2019, and he was released by the Seahawks back in March.

He ultimately landed with the Chiefs, where he’s served mostly in a rotational role. He’s fallen down the depth chart in recent weeks; since Week 5, he’s only played 22 defensive snaps, and he’s been a healthy scratch for the past two games. Thompson’s stint with the Chiefs will end with him having compiled 13 tackles in eight games.

Kemp has spent most of the past four seasons with the Chiefs organization. The 2017 undrafted free agent out of Hawaii has seen time in 24 career games, including seven this season. The 25-year-old has eight career tackles and a pair of catches on his resume.

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Seahawks Waive S Tedric Thompson

Apr. 2: Contrary to the earlier report suggesting that Thompson had fully recovered from his torn labrum, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com says that the 25-year-old was waived with a failed-physical designation (Twitter link). Thompson has cleared waivers and is now free to sign with any team, but given his uncertain health status and the restrictive policies currently governing free agent physicals, he may not find a new home for a while.

Mar. 31: Tedric Thompson‘s time with the Seahawks is coming to an end. Seattle will waive the safety, according to Josina Anderson of ESPN.com (Twitter link).

We heard a couple of weeks ago that Thompson had been given permission to seek a trade, but obviously they weren’t able to find any takers. Thompson had been set to earn $2.3MM in 2020, and the Seahawks will save $2.1MM by cutting him. Thompson only appeared in six games last season because of a torn labrum, and a source tells Anderson that Thompson is now fully healthy. Before going down he had started all six games and had two interceptions, but received poor marks from Pro Football Focus.

Seattle drafted Thompson in the fourth-round out of Colorado back in 2017 and after playing sparingly as a rookie, he started ten games in 2018. The Seahawks’ defense was a bit of a disappointment last season, and Thompson was made especially expendable by their trade for safety Quandre Diggs last fall.

Thompson is still only 25, and with his recent starting experience he should be scooped up pretty quickly by another team. Seattle will roll with Diggs and Bradley McDougald as their starting safeties, and are hoping their recent trade for Quinton Dunbar will help bolster the secondary.

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Seahawks Shopping Tedric Thompson

Seahawks free safety Tedric Thompson has been given permission to seek a trade, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport (on Twitter). He adds that if they’re able to swing a deal, it’ll likely be for a late-round draft pick. 

Thompson saw his 2019 season cut short by a shoulder injury. Before that, he started in all six of their games and came away with two interceptions. Meanwhile, the advanced metrics were not high on his performance. At the time, Thompson was a bottom-five safety in the NFL, per Pro Football Focus.

The Seahawks did better in coverage without Thompson in the lineup, thanks in part to midseason trade pickup Quandre Diggs. Despite flashes of big-play ability, Thompson has not been consistent over three years with Seattle and he no longer fits into the club’s plans.

As it stands, Thompson is set to earn $2.3MM in 2020. If they don’t find a taker for him, they could release him instead to save $2.1MM.

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