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LB Thompson Surprises Browns; Will Visit Texans

The Texans are continuing their free agency scamper as they gained interest from free agent LB Chaun Thompson this week. The native Texan pulled a quick one on the Browns on Thursday as Cleveland was expected to re-sign the 2nd round draft pick from 2003 to a two-year contract, but Thompson was intrigued about the chance to returning to play Texas football. Thompson, who played college ball at West Texas A&M, will be visiting the Texans and take a physical this Friday. There has yet to be contract talks between the two parties.

Many Browns fans enjoyed the versatile and in-line explosive speed that Thompson brought to the field, but there were many inconsistencies to his game that did not warrant him a high second round draft pick by Cleveland in 2003. In Thompson’s five-year career, there were times when he failed to shed blocks properly, and other times when he blitzed past the running backs missing his chance to stop plays in the backfield. More so, many Browns fans worried about his football smarts and desire to give it his all every down. Thus, in recent seasons with Cleveland, Thompson’s most playing time came on third downs and with special teams.

The 6’2″ 255lb LB was born in Pleasant, TX and is 27-years old. In five seasons Thompson has totaled 212 tackles, 10.5 sacks and seven pass deflections. Thompson’s only amounted 21 tackles, one sack and one pass deflection playing in 16 games last season. His best season came in 2005 when he started 15 of 16 games and produced 83 total tackles, five sacks and three pass deflections. If Chaun Thompson joins the Texans, then he can compete for more PT and a chance to prove himself as a starter now that Texans FA LB Danny Clark signed with the New York Giants on Wednesday.

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