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Steve: Saints rookie profiles - Marcus Thompson

After waiving some players right before the start of training camp, the Saints signed a handful of kids, including linebacker Marcus Thomson out of Rutgers. He was initially picked up after this year’s draft by the Dolphins but was waived in May in order for the 'Fins to sign a guard to their roster. 

Thompson is now getting a 2nd chance to make an impression on an NFL team - New Orleans signed him 3 weeks after Miami let him go. In college he played in 42 games, starting in 26 of them.  He finished his career with 91 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 13.5 tackles for loss and one forced fumble. 

The LB was named the Scarlet Knights co-defensive MVP as a senior, after leading the team with 5.5 sacks.  Now on the Saints roster this training camp, Thompson has his work cut out for him to try and catch the eye of defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.

That's him making the tackle. He stands 6-foot-2, 260 pounds and registed 4.57 & 4.60 40-yard dash times at his pro day.     

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07/27/2014 10:38AM
Steve: Saints rookie profiles - Marcus Thompson
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07/27/2014 3:28PM
Marcus Thompson ran a 4.5 at pro day!!!!!
11/20/2014 8:37PM
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Why didnt marcus thompson.not get picked up by saints
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