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Buffaloes in the NFL: Tedric Thompson signs with Kansas City Chiefs

Former Buffs defender joins defending Super Bowl champs

Los Angeles Rams v Seattle Seahawks Photo by Alika Jenner/Getty Images

The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to terms with free agent safety Tedric Thompson.

After spending the past three seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, the former Buffs standout was released in March as a salary cap savings move. Thompson, a fourth round selection of Seattle in the 2017 NFL Draft, played in a total of 29 games, but missed a majority of the 2019 season with a shoulder injury. An upside was his 19 tackles with two interceptions and no touchdowns allowed in six games for the Seahawks last season.

Thompson joins a talented secondary alongside Tyrann Mathleu and Bashaud Breeland for the defending Super Bowl champions. The signing of Thompson brings to the Chiefs roster to 87 players, seven over the required 80 needed on Aug. 16. There’s a good chance Thompson fills the gap left by starting safety Juan Thornhill, who’s still recovering from a torn ACL suffered in the final game of last year’s regular season.