Thompson finished the 2020 season with one catch on two targets for seven yards and a touchdown in 15 games played. Thompson, a rookie out of Temple, scored in Week 10 versus the Buccaneers on the only catch of his career thus far. After playing under Panthers coach Matt Rhule in college, Thompson's ability as a blocker and on special teams recently earned him a one-year extension, which will likely result in him filling similar roles next season.
The Panthers signed Thompson to a one-year contract extension Monday, Will Bryan of the team's official site reports. Thompson played in 15 games for the Panthers in 2020. The 27-year-old mostly contributed as a blocker, as he caught just one pass -- a seven-yard touchdown.
Thompson scored a seven-yard touchdown on his only target in Sunday's 46-23 loss to the Buccaneers. Thompson opened the scoring by finding the end zone on the first reception of his career. With that being the only catch he's made thus far, however, Thompson remains far off fantasy radars.
Thompson re-signed with the Panthers on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The Panther waived Saturday but brought him back to round out their 53-man roster. He's locked in as the team's No. 3 tight end for now, and he could be in line for his NFL debut Sunday versus the Raiders. Depending on Ian Thomas' toe injury, Thompson could log a decent snap share as well.
Thompson was waived by the Panthers on Saturday, David Newton of ESPN.com reports. Thompson hasn't played an NFL snap since entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 2017.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/24||@New York Giants||30||11.33|
|9||11/07||New England Patriots||2||0.00|
|11||11/21||Washington Football Team||14||7.00|
|16||12/26||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||24||8.00|
|17||01/02||@New Orleans Saints||8||4.00|
|18||01/09||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||24||8.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||2||1||7||1||1||7.00||6|