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Bears re-sign Thompson to 1-year deal

Posted Mar 23, 2017

The Bears on Thursday re-signed receiver/kick returner Deonte Thompson to a one-year contract. Thompson appeared in all 16 games with six starts for the Bears last season.

Deonte Thompson

The Bears on Thursday re-signed receiver/kick returner Deonte Thompson to a one-year contract.

The 28-year-old has appeared in 37 NFL games with six starts over five seasons with the Ravens (2012-13), Bills (2014) and Bears (2015-16), catching 39 passes for 477 yards and two touchdowns and averaging 25.4 yards on 71 kickoff returns.

Last season Thompson posted career highs with 16 games played, six starts, 22 receptions, 249 yards and two touchdowns. He ranked second in the NFL in kickoff return average (29.2 yards) in 2015 and second in kickoff return yards (804) in 2016.

Thompson entered the NFL in 2012 as an undrafted free agent with the Ravens.