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Tyrus Thompson
T #78
Height:
6-5
Weight:
330
Age:
25
College:
Oklahoma
Hometown:
Pflugerville, Texas
Experience:
1

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Signed as a free agent by Carolina (1/2/17)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (11/29/16)...Waived from injured reserve by New Orleans (10/10/16)...Placed on injured reserve with a concussion by New Orleans (9/4/16)...Waived/injured by New Orleans (9/3/16)...Signed as a free agent by New Orleans (5/16/16)...Waived by Detroit (5/9/16)...Signed as a free agent by Detroit (1/4/16)...Signed to practice squad by Detroit (11/10/15)...Terminated from practice squad by Jacksonville (11/9/15)...Signed to practice squad by Jacksonville (9/22/15)...Waived from injured reserve by Minnesota (9/18/15)...Placed on injured reserve with a concussion by Minnesota (9/6/15)...Waived/injured by Minnesota (9/5/15)...Selected in the sixth round (185th overall) of the NFL Draft by Minnesota (5/2/15).

2016
Attended training camp with New Orleans...Placed on injured reserve with a concussion (9/4) and was waived after being cleared to play (10/10)...Began the offseason with Detroit and was waived following the team's rookie minicamp (5/9).

2015
Had stints on the practice squad for Jacksonville and Detroit...Spent Weeks 3-9 on the Jaguars' practice squad and Weeks 10-17 on the Lions' practice squad...Originally drafted in the sixth round (185th overall) by Minnesota...Suffered a concussion in the last preseason game at Tennessee (9/3) and was placed on injured reserve (9/6) before being waived (9/18).

COLLEGE
Played in 42 games with 29 starts at Oklahoma...Started all but three games at left tackle...2014 (Sr.): First-team All-Big 12 Conference selection...Started 13 games at left tackle...Provided protection for unit that allowed the fewest sacks in the nation with eight...Cleared paths for the offense to lead the conference and rate 10th in the nation in rushing with an average of 261.2 yards per game...2013 (Jr.): Started 11 games at left tackle...Helped the Sooners finish second in the conference in rushing with an average of 223.9 yards per game and surrender the second fewest sacks in the conference with 15...2012 (So.): Played in 13 games with five starts...Started three games at right tackle and two at left tackle...Contributed to offense that ranked third in the nation in passing with an average of 336.5 yards per game while only yielding 15 sacks...2011 (Fr.): Played in five games as a backup tackle...2010: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended Pflugerville (Texas) HS...Majored in arts and sciences at Oklahoma.
TRANSACTIONS
Signed as a free agent by Carolina (1/2/17)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (11/29/16)...Waived from injured reserve by New Orleans (10/10/16)...Placed on injured reserve with a concussion by New Orleans (9/4/16)...Waived/injured by New Orleans (9/3/16)...Signed as a free agent by New Orleans (5/16/16)...Waived by Detroit (5/9/16)...Signed as a free agent by Detroit (1/4/16)...Signed to practice squad by Detroit (11/10/15)...Terminated from practice squad by Jacksonville (11/9/15)...Signed to practice squad by Jacksonville (9/22/15)...Waived from injured reserve by Minnesota (9/18/15)...Placed on injured reserve with a concussion by Minnesota (9/6/15)...Waived/injured by Minnesota (9/5/15)...Selected in the sixth round (185th overall) of the NFL Draft by Minnesota (5/2/15).

2016
Attended training camp with New Orleans...Placed on injured reserve with a concussion (9/4) and was waived after being cleared to play (10/10)...Began the offseason with Detroit and was waived following the team's rookie minicamp (5/9).

2015
Had stints on the practice squad for Jacksonville and Detroit...Spent Weeks 3-9 on the Jaguars' practice squad and Weeks 10-17 on the Lions' practice squad...Originally drafted in the sixth round (185th overall) by Minnesota...Suffered a concussion in the last preseason game at Tennessee (9/3) and was placed on injured reserve (9/6) before being waived (9/18).

COLLEGE
Played in 42 games with 29 starts at Oklahoma...Started all but three games at left tackle...2014 (Sr.): First-team All-Big 12 Conference selection...Started 13 games at left tackle...Provided protection for unit that allowed the fewest sacks in the nation with eight...Cleared paths for the offense to lead the conference and rate 10th in the nation in rushing with an average of 261.2 yards per game...2013 (Jr.): Started 11 games at left tackle...Helped the Sooners finish second in the conference in rushing with an average of 223.9 yards per game and surrender the second fewest sacks in the conference with 15...2012 (So.): Played in 13 games with five starts...Started three games at right tackle and two at left tackle...Contributed to offense that ranked third in the nation in passing with an average of 336.5 yards per game while only yielding 15 sacks...2011 (Fr.): Played in five games as a backup tackle...2010: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended Pflugerville (Texas) HS...Majored in arts and sciences at Oklahoma.