Thompson (calf) was added to Carolina's practice squad Wednesday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.
Analysis: Thomas struggled to make a case for a roster spot while battling a calf injury for much of August. Once he heals up, it's possible the Temple product could push for a spot on the team later in the season given Carolina's lack of established talent at tight end.
Aug 31, 2022 7:54 PM EST
The Panthers waived Thompson (calf) on Tuesday.
Analysis: Thomson dealt with a calf injury for the majority of August and missed all three of the Panthers' regular season contests. The 6-foot-4 tight end has appeared in 26 contests for Carolina over the past two seasons, but he ended last year on the team's practice squad.
Aug 30, 2022 3:18 PM EST
Thompson is dealing with an unspecified calf injury, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: The 28-year-old finished the 2021 campaign on Carolina's practice squad after bringing in just one of his three targets for seven yards over 26 games during the past two seasons. The Panthers also signed tight end Nat Becker to a one-year deal Thursday, so any missed time this preseason could substantially affect Thompson's chances to make the team's final roster headed into the regular season.
Aug 11, 2022 12:20 PM EST
Thompson signed a reserve/future contract with the Panthers on Monday.
Analysis: Thompson was on Carolina's active roster until being waived in mid-December, and he spent the rest of the season on the practice squad. He appeared in 11 games and failed to catch his only target.
Jan 10, 2022 3:47 PM EST
Thompson reverted to the Panthers' practice squad Monday.
Analysis: Thompson saw seven snaps on offense and eight on special teams but didn't accumulate any stats. If Tommy Tremble (illness) needs to miss a second-straight game on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the Notre Dame product may get another call in Week 18.
Jan 3, 2022 8:37 PM EST
Thompson was elevated from the practice squad Saturday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.
Analysis: Thompson makes the jump with Tommy Tremble due to sit out because of COVID. The 28-year-old has appeared in 10 games for the Panthers this season but has drawn just one target all year.
Jan 1, 2022 5:43 PM EST
Thompson signed with the Panthers' practice squad Thursday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.
Analysis: Thompson was waived by Carolina on Tuesday, but he'll return to the organization after he went unclaimed on waivers. The 28-year-old has appeared in 10 games this year but has failed to haul in his lone target.
Dec 16, 2021 9:09 AM EST
The Panthers waived Thompson on Tuesday, Jonathan M. Alexander of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Analysis: Thompson made 10 appearances for the Panthers this season, but he saw just one target and didn't record a catch. Alexander reports that the decision to move on from Thompson was done to make room on the active roster for Trent Scott to be activated from the COVID-19 list.
Dec 14, 2021 1:49 PM EST
Thompson finished the 2020 season with one catch on two targets for seven yards and a touchdown in 15 games played.
Analysis: 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 special teamer was recently rewarded with a one-year extension, which will likely keep him in a similar role next season.
Jan 11, 2021 7:15 PM EST
The Panthers signed Thompson to a one-year contract extension Monday, Will Bryan of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: 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.
Jan 4, 2021 2:09 PM EST
Thompson scored a seven-yard touchdown on his only target in Sunday's 46-23 loss to the Buccaneers.
Analysis: 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.
Nov 16, 2020 6:59 AM EST
Thompson (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's season opener against the Raiders, Myles Simmons of the Panthers' official site reports.
Analysis: With Thompson sitting out, Chris Manhertz will serve as the lone backup option behind starting tight end Ian Thomas. Fullback Alex Armah is capable of shifting over to tight end if the Panthers require another option at the position in an emergency.
Sep 13, 2020 9:44 AM EST
Thompson re-signed with the Panthers on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: 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.
Sep 7, 2020 9:59 AM EST
Thompson was waived by the Panthers on Saturday, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Thompson hasn't played an NFL snap since entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 2017.
Sep 6, 2020 8:53 AM EST
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