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Cowboys Add Receiver Depth, Sign Veteran Deonte Thompson To Deal
FRISCO, Texas – The Cowboys have added depth at receiver, reaching a deal with Deonte Thompson on Thursday.
Thompson, 29, has played six seasons with the Ravens, Bills and Bears, catching 77 passes for 1,032 yards and 4 touchdowns.
The speedy wideout has also returned 82 kickoffs in his career for a 24.8-yard average.
Thompson one of four free-agent receivers who were scheduled to take official visits with the Cowboys (Allen Hurns, Dontrelle Inman and Justin Hunter). Hurns visited Wednesday and reportedly has interest from other teams as well.
Thompson is the second free agent to sign with the Cowboys since the new league year began last week. Linebacker Joe Thomas reached a deal with the club on Tuesday.
To create extra salary cap space, the Cowboys are expected to restructure the contract of Pro Bowl center Travis Frederick, converting a portion of his base salary into signing bonus.
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