Brought into the Texans as a rookie free agent out of Ole Miss, Carlos Thompson played defensive end in college, but once arriving in Houston, he tried his hand at outside linebacker. At 6’5" and 243 lbs., he had the athletic ability for the position and showed he could also contribute on special teams. Thompson made the 53-man roster out of camp in 2015, and was one of the few rookie free agents to do so.
Set to be the fourth outside linebacker on the depth chart, Thompson is going to have to hold off the newer players on the team. Fully healed from a wrist injury that landed him on the injured reserve last season, Thompson has had a full season in the Texans system to get a feel for what the team wants from him.
53-man roster spot is his for the taking.
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