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Top Jalen Thompson News

  • Cardinals' Jalen Thompson: Logs double-digit tackles again

    Thompson recorded 10 tackles (eight solo) during Sunday's 20-19 loss to the Falcons.

    Thompson temporarily went down with an injury while making his sixth tackle of the game in the second quarter. However, he wound up missing just one defensive snap due to this issue, thus extending his every-down role across all 16 games he's played this season. Thompson has also totaled 21 tackles over the past two weeks, and he's now eclipsed more than 100 tackles for the second season in a row.

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  • Cardinals' Jalen Thompson: Racks up 11 tackles Week 16

    Thompson tallied 10 tackles (nine solo) on defense and one on special teams in a Christmas Day loss to Tampa Bay.

    Thompson's 11 total tackles were a season high and tied for the team lead Sunday with Isaiah Simmons. Thompson has been a reliable presence in the Cardinals' secondary this season, playing in all 15 of the team's games and rarely missing a defensive snap. His role will be even more magnified over the final two games of the regular season now that Budda Baker (shoulder) is on IR.

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  • Cardinals' Jalen Thompson: Paces Cards with nine tackles

    Thompson recorded nine tackles (three solo) in Sunday's Week 15 loss to Denver.

    Thompson played on 66 of Arizona's 69 defensive snaps in the contest after logging a 100 percent snap count each of the team's previous four games. The safety led Arizona with nine stops, one off his season high. Thompson has recorded 15 tackles over the past two weeks after tallying just nine combined in the three games prior to Arizona's Week 13 bye.

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  • Cardinals' Jalen Thompson: Moderate outing in ugly loss

    Thompson accumulated six tackles (three solo) in Monday's 27-13 defeat versus the Patriots.

    Thompson tied cornerback Trayvon Mullen and linebacker Isaiah Simmons for a team high in tackles Week 14. The safety also continued to play an every-down role in this disastrous game for Arizona, as starting quarterback Kyler Murray went down with a season-ending torn ACL early in the first quarter. Thompson now sits third on the team in tackles (72) through 13 games, though he has not logged a pass defended over the last four contests. Nevertheless, Thompson should continue to see prominent playing time Week 15 against a Denver offense that could also be without starting quarterback Russell Wilson, who sustained a concussion Sunday versus Kansas City.

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  • Cardinals' Jalen Thompson: Another six tackles in Week 9

    Thompson posted six tackles and a pass defense during Sunday's 31-21 loss to the Seahawks.

    Thompson has missed just two defensive plays through nine games this season, one in Week 2 at Las Vegas and the other this past Sunday. He ranks second in snap share on the Cardinals behind cornerback Byron Murphy, but Thompson sits third in tackles with 57 behind fellow safety Budda Baker (71) and inside linebacker Zaven Collins (61). Because Baker is slated to miss a few weeks with a high-ankle sprain, Thompson has an opportunity to increase his tackle tallies in the short term.

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  • Cardinals' Jalen Thompson: Records six tackles in Week 8

    Thompson notched six tackles during Sunday's 34-26 loss at Minnesota.

    Prior to the Cardinals' last two games, Thompson has had practice limitations due to a hamstring issue, but he was able to suit up on both occasions. With 51 tackles on the season, he's among three of the team's defensive players (also, Budda Baker and Zaven Collins) with at least 50 through eight games, putting him on pace to reach the century mark for the second year in a row. Thompson will aim to keep it up Sunday versus the Seahawks, against whom he had seven tackles back in Week 6.

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  • Cardinals' Jalen Thompson: No injury designation for Week 8

    Thompson doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's matchup against Minnesota, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Thompson didn't practice Wednesday due to a calf injury, but he logged a limited session Thursday and was a full participant Friday. The fourth-year safety has played nearly every defensive snap for the Cardinals this season, totaling 45 tackles, six pass defenses and one interception across seven appearances.

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  • Cardinals' Jalen Thompson: Bumps up to limited Thursday

    Thompson (calf) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Thompson opened the week with a DNP on Wednesday due to a calf issue, after he played every defensive snap against the Saints in Week 7. However, the 24-year-old's ability to practice in a limited fashion Thursday is a step in the right direction for gaining medical clearance for Sunday's contest versus the Vikings. His activity levels during Friday's session should provide additional clarity whether or not Thompson's calf injury will sideline him this weekend in Minnesota.

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  • Cardinals' Jalen Thompson: Dealing with calf injury

    Thompson (calf) didn't practice Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Thompson has been listed with toe and hamstring issues on practice reports this season, but neither concern kept him off the field on game day. It's unclear if the current injury to his calf puts his availability in danger for Sunday's contest in Minnesota, but if he's able to suit up he'll be looking to build upon the 45 tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery that he's tallied in seven appearances in 2022.

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  • Cardinals' Jalen Thompson: Good to go Thursday

    Thompson (hamstring) is active for Thursday night's game against the Saints.

    After practicing in a limited fashion this past week due to a hamstring injury, Thompson will be good to go against New Orleans. As one of Arizona's top tacklers, Thompson has logged 40 tackles, one interception and four pass breakups through six games.

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  • Cardinals' Jalen Thompson: Questionable for Week 7

    Thompson (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Thursday's contest against the Saints, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Thompson opened Week 7 prep as a non-participant on Monday's estimated report, but he followed it up with limited showings at both Tuesday's practice and Wednesday's walkthrough. Still, his status for Thursday will have to wait until 90 minutes before an 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff. Assuming he's active, Thompson can continue to be relied upon as one of Arizona's top tacklers alongside fellow safety Budda Baker and inside linebacker Zaven Collins.

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  • Cardinals' Jalen Thompson: Dealing with injury

    Thompson (hamstring) was a DNP on the Cardinals' estimated practice report for Monday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Thompson played 100 percent of the snaps in the team's loss to the Seahawks on Sunday, so it's not clear when he may have suffered the injury. Despite it just being an estimate and Thompson logging a full workload Sunday, his estimated absence creates some concern with the Cardinals on a short week and hosting the Saints on Thursday.

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  • Cardinals' Jalen Thompson: Recovers fumble in Week 3

    Thompson compiled seven tackles, one quarterback hit and one fumble recovery during Sunday's 20-12 loss to the Rams.

    Thompson sits one behind Budda Baker for the team lead in tackles, 26 to 27, and the former's fumble recovery Sunday was the direct result of the latter forcing the ball out of L.A. running back Cam Akers' hands. Thompson and Baker thus are the safest IDP plays for the Cardinals on a weekly basis, with both on pace for 145-plus tackles for a 17-game slate.

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  • Cardinals' Jalen Thompson: Notches 10 tackles in Week 2

    Thompson had a team-high 10 tackles and one pass defense during Sunday's 29-23 overtime win at Las Vegas.

    Thompson was bothered by a toe injury last week, managing just one limited practice Friday. Still, he suited up Week 2 and paced the Cardinals in tackles, pushing him into a tie with fellow safety Budda Baker for the team lead in the category with 19. Per Kevin Parrish of the team's official site, Thompson has avoided the injury report entirely this week, so he's set to continue being among Arizona's top IDP options Sunday versus the Rams and beyond.

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  • Cardinals' Jalen Thompson: Playing in Week 2

    Thompson (toe) is listed as active Sunday at Las Vegas, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Arizona capped Thompson to one limited session during Week 2 prep, but his toe injury won't keep him off the field on game day. He ranked second on the Cardinals in tackles with nine during last Sunday's season-opening loss to the Chiefs, sitting only behind fellow safety Budda Baker (13). Expect Thompson to continue to be among the team's leaders in stops on a weekly basis.

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  • Cardinals' Jalen Thompson: Questionable for Week 2

    Thompson (toe) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

    After notching nine tackles in the season opener, Thompson didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday but returned in a limited fashion Friday. Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said Friday that Thompson's status would come down to a game-time decision. If he can't go, Deionte Thompson would be in line to start alongside Budda Baker in Week 2.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Paramount, CA
Age: 24
School: Washington St.
Experience: 4