Corey Thompson is entering his third season with the Buffalo Bills after signing as an undrafted free agent in 2018. Over the past two seasons, he has played in 18 games which included one start as a rookie.
However, his time on the field has primarily been on special teams as he only played 8% of the defensive snaps as a rookie and 6% defensive snaps last year. For his career, he has 21 total tackles, two tackles for a loss and one forced fumble.
The one start he had in 2018 though is a good example of why he could be the full time starter this coming season. The lone start was in Week 16 against the New England Patriots in place of an injured Matt Milano. He finished that game with nine total tackles, which was the third highest total on the team, and one forced fumble.
At this point, A.J. Klein would have to be considered the favorite but it wouldn’t be surprising to see Corey Thompson or Vosean Joseph earn more snaps as the year went on.