Mykkele Thompson
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Mykkele Thompson

Mykkele Thompson
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1993-04-22) April 22, 1993 (age 26)
Naples, Italy
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:193 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:John Paul Stevens
(San Antonio, Texas)
College:Texas
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 5 / Pick: 144
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Mykkele Thompson (born April 22, 1993) is an Italian American football cornerback who is currently signed to the Canadian Football League Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He played college football at Texas.

Early years

Thompson attended John Paul Stevens High School in San Antonio, Texas.

College career

Thompson played at Texas from 2011 to 2014.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m)
200 lb
(91 kg)
36 in
(0.91 m)
10 ft 6 in
(3.20 m)
All values from Pro Day[1]

New York Giants

Thompson was drafted by the New York Giants in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. On August 14, 2015, Thompson tore his Achilles tendon during the preseason opener against the Cincinnati Bengals.[2] On the following day, Giants' head coach Tom Coughlin confirmed the injury and announced Thompson would miss the rest of the season.[2]

On September 20, 2016, Thompson was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.[3]

On August 10, 2017, Thompson was waived/injured by the Giants and placed on injured reserve.[4] He was released on September 5, 2017.[5]

New Orleans Saints

On December 29, 2017, Thompson was signed to the New Orleans Saints' practice squad.[6] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Saints on January 16, 2018.[7] He was waived on May 31, 2018.[8]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

On February 1, 2019 it was announced that Thompson signed with Winnipeg Blue Bombers.[9]

References

  1. ^ http://www.nfl.com/draft/2015/profiles/mykkele-thompson?id=2553438
  2. ^ a b Raanan, Jordan (August 15, 2015). "Giants rookie safety Mykkele Thompson lost for season with torn Achilles". NJ.com. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ "Giants Placing S Mykkele Thompson On I.R., Promoting CB Michael Hunter To Active Roster".
  4. ^ Alper, Josh (August 10, 2017). "Giants waive Mykkele Thompson". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  5. ^ "Mykkele Thompson: Agrees to injury settlement". CBSSports.com. September 6, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ Williams, Charean (December 29, 2017). "Saints waive John Phillips, promote John Fullington". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  7. ^ Teope, Herbie (January 16, 2018). "Saints sign 10 players, including De'Vante Harris, to reserve/future contracts". NOLA.com.
  8. ^ Alper, Josh (May 31, 2018). "Saints sign Sharrod Neasman, waive Mykkele Thompson". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  9. ^ "Winnipeg Blue Bombers sign pair of former NFL'ers".

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