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Bucs Sign Former Seahawks Receiver Cody Thompson

WR Cody Thompson joins the Buccaneers after spending most of the past four years in Seattle, where he appeared in a total of 12 regular season games

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As the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wrapped up their 2024 slate of OTA practices, they had one new participant on the field. On Thursday, the Buccaneers signed wide receiver Cody Thompson, who previously played parts of the 2021 and 2023 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks.

The Buccaneers did not have to make a corresponding move on their offseason roster because they had two open spots following the waiver of wide receiver Deven Thompkins and the placement of former Pro Bowl center Ryan Jensen on the reserve/retired list. The Bucs are allowed to bring 91 players to training camp because they signed German native Lorenz Metz, an offensive tackle, from the International Player Pathway program, creating a roster exemption. They currently have 90 players on the roster.

Thompson (6-1, 204) initially entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2019. He played his college ball at Toledo. As a rookie, he had stints on the practice squads for the Chiefs, Seahawks and Cincinnati Bengals. He returned to Seattle in 2020 and spent the next two seasons on the practice squad, though he was a game day elevation five times, seeing action primarily on special teams.

A shoulder injury suffered in a preseason game landed Thompson on injured reserve for all of the Seahawks' 2022 campaign, but he split 2023 between Seattle's practice squad and active roster, appearing in seven games. He recorded one catch for 10 yards and added two tackles in kick coverage.

With the addition of Thompson, the Buccaneers now have 12 wideouts on their 91-man roster. They took 11 receivers to training camp last summer.

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