Thompkins (groin) will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Giants. Thompkins missed some practice time during the week and will thus be held out of Friday's game. He's seemingly the favorite for the No. 4 wideout job, though it isn't exactly clear where the Jets' depth chart stands after Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker and Quincy Enunwa.
Thompkins (groin) was limited at practice again on Wednesday. Thompkins was back in pads, but was only seen doing some light running on the side and didn't actually go through team portions. However, it appears his groin injury isn't anything serious and he's nearing a return, so it wouldn't be surprising if he's available for Saturday's preseason game against the Giants.
Thompkins sat out Monday's practice due to a groin injury. It is unclear when Thompkins sustained the injury, but this is the first practice he has missed as a a result of it. The team has not indicated how severe the issue is. The 28-year-old currently projects as the fourth receiver on the team's depth chart. He accumulated 165 yards on 17 receptions in seven games with the Jets last season.
Thompkins has been extended the low tender ($1.67 million) by the Jets, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports. The Jets will have the right of first refusal on any contract Thompkins signs, so if they really want him back in New York, he'll be wearing green again next year. Thompkins has caught 38 passes for 427 yards and no touchdowns over the past two seasons.
Thompkins (leg) failed to catch any of his four pass targets Sunday against the Bills. In the last drive of the game, Thompkins had a ball knocked free from his grasp on the play he could've easily turned into a game-winning touchdown. Over the last three seasons, he has 427 receiving yards and no touchdowns, and he'll hope to latch on to a roster as a fourth or fifth receiver.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|6||10/15||New England Patriots||7||19.74|
|10||11/12||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||20||22.88|
|13||12/03||Kansas City Chiefs||18||22.41|
|15||12/17||@New Orleans Saints||29||24.75|
|16||12/24||Los Angeles Chargers||10||20.75|
|17||12/31||@New England Patriots||7||19.74|
|3 Year Avg||27||13||142||0||7||10.92||14|