Mark Thompson

Detroit Lions
Running Back #0
Detroit Lions
Running Back #0

Mark Thompson News

Let go by Las Vegas

The Raiders waived Thompson on Monday, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Thompson joined the Raiders via a reserve/future deal early January, but his spot on the roster seems to have been eliminated due to the team's decision to draft Lynn Bowden as a running back in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft. The 25-year-old, who also previously spent time on Detroit's' and Baltimore's practice squads, will now look for a shot with another team.

Apr 27, 2020 3:51 PM EST

Inks deal with Oakland

Thompson signed a reserve/future contract with the Raiders on Tuesday.

Analysis: Thompson had a workout with the Raiders in November but wasn't able to land a deal during the regular season. The 25-year-old spent time on Detroit's and Baltimore's practice squads early in the season before going down with injury.

Jan 7, 2020 3:48 PM EST

Works out in Oakland

Thompson (undisclosed) had a workout with the Raiders on Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Thompson was cut off the Ravens' practice squad with an injury settlement in late September, but he now appears healthy almost two months later. The 24-year-old hasn't seen NFL action since going undrafted out of Florida in 2018.

Nov 18, 2019 3:20 PM EST

Gets injury settlement

The Ravens cut Thompson (undisclosed) from their practice squad with an injury settlement Monday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.

Analysis: It's unclear what sort of injury Thompson is dealing with, but now that he's done with Baltimore, is free to sign with any team. The Florida product will hope to get healthy and latch on with another club, likely on a practice squad, in the league.

Sep 23, 2019 5:07 PM EST

Hits practice squad injured list

The Ravens placed Thompson (undisclosed) on the practice squad injured list Wednesday.

Analysis: The nature and severity of Thompson's injury remain undisclosed. The big-bodied running back could be relevant on special teams and in short-yardage situations if he's ever promoted to the active roster, but he'll need to first focus on returning to full health.

Sep 19, 2019 9:48 AM EST

Contract terminated

Thompson has been cut from the Lions' practice squad ​per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Thompson was unable to make it through final roster cuts, but quickly landed on the Lions' practice squad. However, the team has already decided to go another direction.

Sep 6, 2019 8:20 PM EST

Joins practice squad

Thompson signed a contract to join the Lions' practice squad, Justin Rogers of the Detroit News reports.

Analysis: Thompson latched on with the Lions this spring but did not survive final roster cuts over the weekend. The big-bodied running back could become relevant as a short-yardage option if he ever makes his way onto an active roster, be it in Detroit or somewhere else.

Sep 2, 2019 5:31 AM EST

Totals 55 yards in preseason finale

Thompson carried 11 times for 35 yards while catching two of three targets for 20 yards during Thursday's preseason game against the Browns.

Analysis: Thompson led the way at running back but likely didn't do anything that will convince the Lions to keep four running backs on the active roster during the regular season. However, it's worth noting the Florida product was more efficient (4.7 yards per carry) over 17 rushing attempts during the first three preseason games. It's possible Thompson could be picked up by an RB-needy team during roster cutdowns, but he's probably more of a candidate for the practice squad.

Aug 29, 2019 8:14 PM EST

Inks deal with Detroit

Thompson signed a reserve-future contract with the Lions on Wednesday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Analysis: The deal will allow Thompson to begin working with the team following the start of the offseason program in mid-April. Thompson is still somewhat of a long shot to make the active roster, but he'll have the opportunity to showcase his talents throughout the summer.

Jan 2, 2019 12:55 PM EST

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