Chris Thompson (cornerback)

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Chris Thompson
No. 29     Free Agent
Date of birth: (1982-05-19) May 19, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
Career information
Status: Active
CFL status: International
Position(s): DB
Height: 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
College: Nicholls State
High school: Holy Cross
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 5 / Pick: 150
Drafted by: Jacksonville Jaguars
Organizations
As player:
2004
2005
2006
2006
2007
2007
2007
2008-2009
2010-2013
Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL)
Chicago Bears (NFL)
Cleveland Browns (NFL)
Miami Dolphins (NFL)
Berlin Thunder (NFLE)
Buffalo Bills (NFL)
Edmonton Eskimos (CFL)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL)
Edmonton Eskimos (CFL)
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star: 2008, 2010
CFL East All-Star: 2008
CFL West All-Star: 2010
Career stats
Playing stats at CFL.ca
Playing stats at NFL.com

Christopher J. Thompson (born May 19, 1982, in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a Canadian football cornerback who is currently a free-agent. He was most recently a member of the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.

NFL career[edit]

Chris Thompson began his professional playing career in the National Football League. He was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the 18th pick of the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft out of Nicholls State University; he played for the Chicago Bears in the 2005 NFL season, where he appeared in twelve games and accumulated 10 tackles. He then played with the Buffalo Bills during the 2006 season.

CFL career[edit]

Edmonton Eskimos[edit]

After being cut by the Bills, prior to the start of the 2007 season, Thompson signed with the Edmonton Eskimos. He was on their negotiation list for 2 years prior to his signing. Thompson spent his first year in the CFL with the Eskimos. He totaled 12 defensive tackles and one interception in that season.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats[edit]

Thompson signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on February 13, 2008. In his second year in the CFL Thompson was named a CFL All-Star. He set career highs in tackles with 60 and interceptions with 9. The following year, which was the 2009 CFL season, Thompson accumulated 49 tackles and 1 interception.

Edmonton Eskimos (II)[edit]

Chris Thompson returned to the Eskimos for the 2010 CFL season. He would remain on the team for the next season through the 2013 CFL season. During those 4 seasons Thompson averaged 46.7 tackles per season and totaled 19 interceptions. Following the 2013 CFL season Thompson was released by the Eskimos on March 14, 2014.[1]

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