Kenbrell Thompkins
WR FA
4 months ago1 Comment

Thompkins signed a contract Tuesday with the Canadian Football League's Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

EDGE Analysis

After failing to crack an NFL roster while attending training camps with the Jets in both of the past two seasons, Thompkins will head to Canada in an attempt to arrive his stagnant career. With 70 receptions for 893 yards and four touchdowns in 33 career games with the Patriots, Raiders and Jets, Thompkins immediately becomes one of the more accomplished receivers in the CFL. Even if he performs well with Winnipeg, however, it seems rather unlikely he'll be able to parlay it into another NFL opportunity. He's set to turn 30 in July and was never much more than a depth wideout and fringe roster player in his younger, more productive years in the NFL.

Kenbrell Thompkins
WR FA
1 year ago

Thompkins was waived by the Jets on Saturday, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

EDGE Analysis

Just like last season, Thompkins was expected to make the 53-man roster, but he didn't make it past cut day. If he's picked up, he'll likely be delegated to a depth receiver role with special teams action as well.

Kenbrell Thompkins
WR FA
1 year ago

Thompkins signed with the Jets on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Thompkins was released by the Jets last September but following a string of injuries and a plethora of struggles from the current receiving corps, the Jets opted to give the veteran wideout another crack at making an impact. On most other teams Thompkins would be much of an afterthought, but the Jets' thin list of receivers could spell good news for Thompkins.

Kenbrell Thompkins
WR FA
2 years ago

Thompkins was released by the Jets on Saturday, Kimberley Martin of Newsday Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

It looks as if the Jets are leaning towards a younger receiving corps, as while it looks like Thompkins was in place to be the team's No. 4 wide out, he'll now be out of work. Should he find another home, it will be Thompkins fourth team in three years.

Kenbrell Thompkins
WR FA
2 years ago

Thompkins (groin) will not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Thompkins missed some practice time during the week and will thus be held out of Friday's game. He's seemingly the favorite for the No. 4 wideout job, though it isn't exactly clear where the Jets' depth chart stands after Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker and Quincy Enunwa.

Kenbrell Thompkins
WR FA
2 years ago

Thompkins (groin) was limited at practice again on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Thompkins was back in pads, but was only seen doing some light running on the side and didn't actually go through team portions. However, it appears his groin injury isn't anything serious and he's nearing a return, so it wouldn't be surprising if he's available for Saturday's preseason game against the Giants.

Kenbrell Thompkins
WR FA
2 years ago

Thompkins sat out Monday's practice due to a groin injury.

EDGE Analysis

It is unclear when Thompkins sustained the injury, but this is the first practice he has missed as a a result of it. The team has not indicated how severe the issue is. The 28-year-old currently projects as the fourth receiver on the team's depth chart. He accumulated 165 yards on 17 receptions in seven games with the Jets last season.

Kenbrell Thompkins
WR FA
3 years ago

Thompkins has been extended the low tender ($1.67 million) by the Jets, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Jets will have the right of first refusal on any contract Thompkins signs, so if they really want him back in New York, he'll be wearing green again next year. Thompkins has caught 38 passes for 427 yards and no touchdowns over the past two seasons.

Kenbrell Thompkins
WR FA
3 years ago

Thompkins (leg) failed to catch any of his four pass targets Sunday against the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

In the last drive of the game, Thompkins had a ball knocked free from his grasp on the play he could've easily turned into a game-winning touchdown. Over the last three seasons, he has 427 receiving yards and no touchdowns, and he'll hope to latch on to a roster as a fourth or fifth receiver.

Kenbrell Thompkins
WR FA
3 years ago

Thompkins (quad/shin) is active Sunday against the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

Thompkins was officially listed as probable to play, a fairly remarkable turnaround after he had to be carted off the field during last Sunday's win over the Patriots. After being barely used for most of the season, Thompkins was targeted nine times last weekend, though he's still well below Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker in the passing game pecking order.