Esks release veteran DB Thompson | | Official Site of the Canadian Football League Staff

EDMONTON -- The Edmonton Eskimos have released veteran defensive back Chris Thompson, the team announced Friday evening.

Thompson was traded to Edmonton from Hamilton on Feb. 16, 2010. In five seasons with the Green and Gold, he recorded 187 defensive tackles and 19 interceptions.

In seven CFL seasons, Thompson has racked up 308 tackles, 30 interceptions, two touchdowns and one fumble recovery for 63 yards.

Fan Comments
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calgary FYI: stamps re-sign former player DT kevin dixon!!
March 17, 2014 - 12:03pm
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@S99: another eskimo yak yak yak!! what's all the RANTING about you'll be fighting with the BBs for last place in the west!!
March 16, 2014 - 11:59am
Nostradamus is that you with your magic 8 ball?
March 16, 2014 - 1:51pm
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@S99: sharkey one 8 ball away from totally losing it for good!!
March 17, 2014 - 11:16am
Also saw this coming. This concludes the secondary moves for the Esks with the secondary starters most likely being:
CB – Watkins - 4.43 / 40
CB – Grymes / Burnett 4.5 / 40
HB – Burnett/ Grymes 4.45 / 40
HB – Young 4.49 / 40
S – Miller or Rwabukamba
WLB – Sherritt
MLB – Curran
SLB – Samuels
What they all have in common is that they are speedy, physical guys who can tackle and are playmakers. The Esks D will be much better against the run and short passing, meaning they will get more opportunities for sacks.
March 14, 2014 - 9:38pm
It's always sad to see a likeable vet go! That said, I like your lineup Sharky...lots of potential there.
March 16, 2014 - 1:46am
Chris Thompson is a good cover guy as CHED's Dave Campbell points out, but has been said many times by many people he is not a great tackler. Gregor on TSN1260 called Thompson's release weeks ago after interviewing Coach Jones. I am sure at 32 Thompson has a couple of more seasons if another team was willing to give him a shot.
March 16, 2014 - 8:16pm
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@S99: another team? LOL LOL LOL. if he can't make a sad sack team like edmonton than he's done in the CFL!!
March 17, 2014 - 11:21am