Chiefs sign free representative safety
Thompson– the more youthful sibling of previous NFL safety Cedric Thompson, who bet the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings and Cincinnatti Bengals– went to the University of Colorado, from where the Seattle Seahawks picked him in the fourth round (111th overall) in 2017. He stands at 6 feet and weighs in at 204 pounds, running a 4.6 40-yard dash at the 2017 NFL Combine.
Over three seasons, Thompson appeared in 29 games for Seattle– beginning 16 of them– collecting 80 deals with (52 solo), 5 passes defensed, three interceptions and a forced fumble. Two of the choices were last season, in which Thompson started only 6 video games before sustaining a shoulder injury that put him on injured reserve for the balance of the year.
The Seahawks launched Thompson in March.
Thompson’s signing brings the number of players on the Chiefs’ lineup to 87. The team might bring approximately 90 on its active roster up until August 16, when the lineup needs to be cut to 80 gamers. Up until then, the team will need to perform split practices; no more than 80 players might remain in the center at one time.