Thompson recorded two catches for 81 yards during his seven games with the Bears in the 2015 season. Both of Thompson's two catches on the season went for huge yardage, but those opportunities only came because the top four wideouts on the depth chart -- Alshon Jeffery, Eddie Royal, Kevin White, and Marquess Wilson -- all missed time in the second half of the year. Thompson also served as the Bears' kick returner during his stint with the club, where he posted an impressive average of 29.2 yards per return. His success on that front may be enough for him to retain a roster spot with the Bears in 2016, though he'll still need to turn in a strong training camp.
Thompson caught a 36-yard pass on his lone target in Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Redskins. It took four games with the Bears before Thompson, the team's kick returner, saw his first target as a receiver. He'll likely remain the fourth or fifth option on the Bears' depth chart at receiver the rest of the way, as he earned only five offensive snaps Sunday.
The Bills have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday's Week 16 game against the Raiders: running back Bryce Brown, cornerback Ross Cockrell, linebackers Larry Dean and Randell Johnson, tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, wide receiver Deonte Thompson and tight end Chris Gragg (knee). The only player on the inactive list dealing with an injury is reserve tight end Gragg, who was listed as probable, leaving the Bills as one of the healthier teams in the league heading into Week 16. They are a 6 1/2-point favorite in Sunday's road matchup with the Raiders.
The Bills ruled wide receiver Da'Norris Searcy, fullback Frank Summers, linebacker Randell Johnson, tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, wide receiver Deonte Thompson, tight end Chris Gragg, defensive end Jarius Wynn inactive for Sunday's game against Green Bay.
It's official - the Bills have placed wide receiver Mike Williams on the waived/injured list and have replaced him on the roster with newly acquired Deonte Thompson. Williams finishes the season with just eight catches for 142 yards and one touchdown.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/21||@Green Bay Packers||13||21.00|
|10||11/13||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||27||24.63|
|11||11/20||@New York Giants||23||23.88|
|13||12/04||San Francisco 49ers||18||22.38|
|15||12/18||Green Bay Packers||13||21.00|
|3 Year Avg||7||4||59||0||2||14.75||5|