Chris Thompson (cornerback)
|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth||May 19, 1982|
|Place of birth||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school||Holy Cross|
|NFL draft||2004 / Round: 5 / Pick: 150|
|Drafted by||Jacksonville Jaguars|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL All-Star||2008, 2010|
|CFL East All-Star||2008|
|CFL West All-Star||2010|
Christopher J. Thompson (born May 19, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a Canadian football cornerback who is currently a free agent. Thompson has also been a member of four NFL teams; the Jacksonville Jaguars, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins. In the Canadian Football League he has been a member of three teams, the Edmonton Eskimos the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the Montreal Alouettes .
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.
After being cut by the Bills, prior to the start of the 2007 season, Thompson signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. 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.
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)
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.
After not playing for the 2014 season, Thompson and the Al's agreed to a contract on February 20, 2015. On June 9, 2015 it was reported by Herb Zurkousky of the Montreal Gazette that Thompson was released by the Alouettes.