Tedric Thompson’s time with the Seattle Seahawks is coming to an end. Seattle will release the safety, according to Josina Anderson of ESPN.com (Twitter link).
It was reported a couple of weeks ago that Thompson had been given permission to seek a trade, but obviously that hasn't developed. Thompson had been set to earn $2.3M in 2020, and the Seahawks will save $2.1M by cutting him. Thompson appeared in only six games last season because of a torn labrum, and a source tells Anderson that Thompson is now fully healthy.
Before going down Thompson had started all six games and had two interceptions, but received poor marks from Pro Football Focus.
Seattle drafted Thompson in the fourth round out of Colorado in 2017 and after playing sparingly as a rookie he started 10 games in 2018. The Seahawks’ defense was a bit of a disappointment last season, and Thompson was made expendable by Seattle's trade for safety Quandre Diggs last fall.
Thompson is still only 25, and with his recent starting experience he should be scooped up pretty quickly by another team. Seattle will roll with Diggs and Bradley McDougald as their starting safeties, and are hoping their recent trade for Quinton Dunbar will help bolster the secondary.