Receiver Deonte Thompson back with Bills for 3rd time

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Receiver Deonte Thompson back with Bills for 3rd time

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Perhaps, the third time in Buffalo will be the charm for receiver Deonte Thompson.

The Bills continued shuffling their roster during their bye week by signing Thompson on Wednesday, a week after the seventh-year player was released by the Dallas Cowboys.

Thompson returns to Buffalo a year after he had 27 catches for 430 yards and a touchdown in 11 games. He also appeared in one game for the Bills in 2014.

With 107 yards receiving in a 30-27 win over Tampa Bay on Oct. 22, 2017, Thompson was the previous Bills player to top 100 yards receiving before rookie Robert Foster had 105 in a 41-10 win at the New York Jets on Sunday.

Thompson had 14 catches for 124 yards in eight games with Dallas. He became the odd-man out in the Cowboys' bid to shake up a sputtering passing attack.

Thompson fills one of the roster spots left open after receiver Terrelle Pryor and backup quarterback Nathan Peterman were released over the past two days.

At 3-7, Buffalo is off until hosting Jacksonville on Nov. 25.


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