The Cleveland Browns have already found a replacement for their strong safety Ronnie Harrison, who suffered an injury in Sunday’s win over Jacksonville Jaguars and landed on the injured reserve list.
The team announced on Monday that they have claimed veteran defensive back Tedric Thompson from the Kansas City Chiefs via waivers. The Chiefs decided to waive Thompson last week.
During his time in Kansas City, Thompson played in eight games and had 13 tackles.
The loss of Harrison represents a tough blow for the Browns after he emerged as a surprising playmaker on defense for the team. The 23-year-old player made six starts in the 10 games he played in 2020 and had 32 tackles, six pass deflections, one sack, one interception, and one defensive touchdown.
While Tedric Thompson can hardly replicate Harrison’s impact, the veteran still represents a good pickup for Cleveland. He can play both free safety and strong safety and has shown in the past that he can make some good plays when given a chance. This was especially the case last season, when he impressed many during his brief minutes playing for the Seattle Seahawks.
Thompson started six games for Seattle in 2019 but still managed to get two interceptions, two passes defended, and 19 tackles.