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  • Deionte Thompson: Let go Tuesday

    Thompson was waived by the Cardinals on Tuesday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports. Thompson had been providing depth at safety for the Cardinals since the team drafted him in 2019. His release comes after he was partially responsible for a blocked punt that set up a Rams field goal Sunday. In a corresponding move, Arizona signed linebacker Jesse Luketa from the practice squad to their active roster.
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  • Cardinals' Deionte Thompson: Back with team

    The Cardinals activated Thompson off the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports. Thompson was placed on the list Nov. 24 and forced to miss Week 12's game against the Patriots. Now back healthy and returning to practice, Thompson is expected to assume his usual back-up safety duties behind Budda Baker, seeing the bulk of his snaps on special teams.
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  • Cardinals' Deionte Thompson: Moves to COVID list

    Thompson (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday. It's unclear if Thompson tested positive for the virus or if he's a high-risk close contact of an infected individual. Regardless, the 23-year-old will be unavailable until he clears the league's COVID-19 protocols.
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  • Cardinals' Deionte Thompson: Clear of injury report

    Thompson (knee) isn't listed on Monday's estimated injury report, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. The 23-year-old was inactive for Sunday's win over the Bills due to the knee issue, so it's a bit of a surprise to see him absent from the injury report only a day later. Thompson should fill a reserve role Thursday against the Seahawks, but he could have a larger workload if Budda Baker (groin) or Jalen Thompson (shoulder) are unable to play.
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  • Cardinals' Deionte Thompson: Heading toward Week 4 start

    Defensive coordinator Vance Joseph said Thursday that Thompson will start against the Panthers, Kevin Zimmerman of ArizonaSports.com reports. Thompson appears set to start at free safety in replacement of Budda Baker (thumb), who underwent surgery to repair a a UCL tear earlier this week. It's also possible that rookie first-round pick Isaiah Simmons could see occasional snaps at safety as long as Baker is sidelined.
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  • Cardinals' Deionte Thompson: Questionable for Week 10

    Thompson (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. Thompson did not have a designation prior to his limited session Friday, meaning the safety may have suffered a late-week injury. Generally this is not good news for a player's availability, so it will be worth keeping an eye on Thompson's status as Sunday approaches.
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  • Cardinals' Deionte Thompson: Ready for rookie minicamp

    Thompson is fully recovered from the wrist injury that kept him from participating in the NFL Combine in March, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. Thompson was a fifth-round selection by the Cardinals in last weekend's draft, and his stock may have dropped a bit due to the wrist injury. However, the 22-year-old has no lingering issues and should participate fully in Arizona's upcoming rookie minicamp. Thompson has the skill set and pedigree -- he started 17 games at safety for Alabama -- of a potential starter, but he seems likely to start out in a special teams role.
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