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Mykkele Thompson
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1993-04-22) April 22, 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth: Naples, Italy
Career information
College: Texas
NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 5 / Pick: 144
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New York Giants ( 2015 2016)
Career highlights and awards
Tackles     
Quarterback sacks     
Interceptions     
Forced fumbles     

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 yearsEdit

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

College careerEdit

Thompson played at Texas from 2011 to 2014.

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 1 in 200 lb 4.47 s 4.46 s 6.97 s 36 in 10 ft 6 in 18 rep

New York GiantsEdit

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 SaintsEdit

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 BombersEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.nfl.com/draft/2015/profiles/mykkele-thompson?id=2553438
  2. 2.0 2.1 Raanan, Jordan (August 15, 2015). "Giants rookie safety Mykkele Thompson lost for season with torn Achilles". http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2015/08/giants_rookie_safety_mykkele_thompson_lost_for_sea.html. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  3. "Giants Placing S Mykkele Thompson On I.R., Promoting CB Michael Hunter To Active Roster". http://nfltraderumors.co/giants-promoting-rookie-cb-michael-hunter-active-roster/.
  4. Alper, Josh (August 10, 2017). "Giants waive Mykkele Thompson". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/08/10/giants-waive-mykkele-thompson/.
  5. "Mykkele Thompson: Agrees to injury settlement". September 6, 2017. https://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/football/news/mykkele-thompson-agrees-to-injury-settlement/. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  6. Williams, Charean (December 29, 2017). "Saints waive John Phillips, promote John Fullington". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/12/29/saints-waive-john-phillips-promote-john-fullington/.
  7. Teope, Herbie (January 16, 2018). "Saints sign 10 players, including De'Vante Harris, to reserve/future contracts". http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2018/01/saints_sign_10_players_includi.html.
  8. Alper, Josh (May 31, 2018). "Saints sign Sharrod Neasman, waive Mykkele Thompson". https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/05/31/saints-sign-sharrod-neasman-waive-mykkele-thompson/.
  9. "Winnipeg Blue Bombers sign pair of former NFL’ers". https://globalnews.ca/news/4917220/winnipeg-blue-bombers-sign-pair-of-former-nflers/.

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