The Bills signed Thompson to a contract Wednesday. This will be Thompson's third stint with the Bills. He returns to the team after being cut loose by the Cowboys, with whom he appeared in eight games this season and hauled in 14 of 20 targets for 124 yards. Thompson adds depth to a Buffalo wideout corps that has struggled most of the season, but the group showed some life in the 41-10 win over the Jets in Week 10. As the season progresses, Thompson's fantasy upside hinges on his ability to develop chemistry with rookie quarterback Josh Allen. Until a connection on that front develops, the speedy wideout is off the fantasy radar.
The Cowboys released Thompson (ribs) on Friday, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports. After inking a deal with the Cowboys in March, Thompson was beset by Achilles and shoulder injuries during the offseason program and preseason, released on cut-down day Sept. 1, and re-signed three days later when Noah Brown (hamstring) was placed on IR. Dallas activated Brown to the 53-man roster Friday, which necessitated a roster move. Thompson was the casualty, ending his Cowboys tenure with 14 catches (on 20 targets) for 124 yards and no touchdowns in eight games.
Thompson (ribs) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, David Helman of the Cowboys' official site reports. Thompson was unable to practice to begin the week, so his limited participation is a step in the right direction. The depth wideout continues to progress in his recovery from a rib injury sustained during a Week 9 loss to the Titans, and he should be considered questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Eagles. If Thompson is unable to suit up, Jourdan Lewis will serve as the Cowboys' top kick returner.
Thompson didn't practice Wednesday due to a hip injury, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports. Thompson likely picked up the injury in Monday's 28-14 loss to the Titans. He only played three offensive snaps in that contest, but was targeted on two occasions, reeling in both looks for 21 yards. If Thompson is able to shake off the injury and play Week 10 against the Eagles, he'll likely be no better than the fifth option at receiving for the Cowboys behind Amari Cooper, Cole Beasley, Michael Gallup and Allen Hurns.
Thompson failed to convert his only target into a catch during Sunday's 20-17 loss to Washington. Thompson has now been catchless in two of his last four games and hasn't reached 20 yards in a single contest since Week 3. Things aren't likely to get better after the bye. Not only does Dallas take on a pesky Titans pass defense ranked eighth in passing yards per game at 226, but new acquisition Amari Cooper figures to vacuum up whatever limited looks Thompson was receiving on offense.
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