Thompson had been nursing a rib injury for the greater part of the least week but it appears the injury is behind him at this juncture in time. Perhaps Thompson's role will take a hit with the news that Earl Thomas is likely to rejoin the team soon, but it was unlikely last year's fourth-round pick was going to wander too far from special teams anyway.
Thompson posted three solo tackles in Thursday's 19-17 preseason loss the the Colts.
Thompson had two regular-season defensive snaps under his belt before Thursday's game, so getting him solid reps was crucial. The 23-year-old is competing against Maurice Alexander (hip) to be the starting free safety in Seattle if Earl Thomas continues his holdout or is traded.
Thompson will start at free safety for Thursday's preseason opener against the Colts, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
As Earl Thomas continues his holdout and Maurice Alexander (hip) remains out, the door is wide open for Thompson to prove himself. Starters normally only play a few series during preseason games, but the second-year pro recorded just two defensive snaps during his rookie year so he's expected to log a larger workload to gain more confidence at the position.
|4||9/30/18||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ OAK||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|8||10/28/18||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|