The Jacksonville Jaguars today signed first-year cornerback Peyton Thompsonto the 53-man roster from the practice squad and waived second-year wide receiverTavarres King, the club announced.
Thompson, 5-10, 180, was signed by the Jaguars on September 1 and has spent the first seven weeks on the club's practice squad. He was originally signed as a rookie free agent by Atlanta in 2012 where he spent the entire season on the club's practice squad. He spent parts of the 2013 season with the Washington Redskins on the practice squad. He was signed by Chicago on August 18, 2014 and waived on August 24.
Thompson was a four-year letterman at San Jose State where he concluded his career with 186 tackles (125 solo), 10.5 tackles for loss, seven interceptions, one sack, two forced fumbles and 22 passes defensed. He played in all 13 games with 11 starts as a senior and shared the team lead with 10 passes defensed and ranked second with two interceptions. The Abilene, Texas native attended Granite Bay High School in California where he lettered in football and track. He set a school record in the 400-yard dash (48.2 seconds).