The Cowboys added another receiver to the cut list as Deonte Thompson joins Lance Lenoir on the streets:
Veteran WR Deonte Thompson did not make the Cowboys' 53-man roster— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) September 1, 2018
Thompson was one of the Cowboys first free agent signings but he was battling an Achilles injury for most of training camp. Thompson had just returned to camp for the final week of practice but didn’t see much time in any of the preseason games which likely led to his release.
In March, the Cowboys signed wide receiver Deonte Thompson to a one-year deal that included a $1 million signing bonus. On Saturday, Thompson was released. He was limited all of training camp because of an Achilles’ strain but appeared to be coming on... https://t.co/sqVOKJ7Udd— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) September 1, 2018
It was thought by most pundits that Thompson was a player the Cowboys would keep as the sixth receiver. Thompson had perceived value as a special teams return man but the Cowboys had announced that Tavon Austin will be taking those duties. He was also familiar with wider receivers coach Sanjay Lal. Deonte Thompson is not subject to the waiver wire process as he has four years of NFL experience already accrued. It looks like the Cowboys will be rolling with five receivers on the 53-man roster.