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Buffalo Bills add veteran receiver Deonte Thompson

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He can make an impact on day 1

Chicago Bears v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images

The Buffalo Bills added help at the receiver position today when they signed Deonte Thompson, who rejoins the Bills for the first time since his short stint with the team in 2014. Thomson is 28 years old and is in the middle of his 5th NFL season as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Florida. Thompson is familiar with the offensive system, he played for the Ravens in 2014 with Rick Dennison as the quarterbacks coach and Tyrod Taylor as the backup quarterback.

In 2017, with 5 games with the Bears, Thompson has 11 catches for 125 yards and a touchdown which would top the Bills reception total by a wide receiver and come in second in receiving yards. Thompson could potentially come into Sunday's game against the Buccaneers as one of the top options at wide receiver.

In order to make room for Thompson on the roster, the Bills also announced they have cut running back Joe Banyard who had previously won the third running back spot over Jonathan Williams.

Additionally, L.J. McCray was added to the practice squad while Jordan Mudge and Marquavius Lewis were released. Expect the last practice squad spot to be filled by Greg Mabin.