“You lose players in this game sometimes and you have to go on, you have to turn the next page. You don’t expect to replace the extraordinary player. It’ll require the work of the entire offense and the entire team to make up for that loss,” Thompson said in his weekly press conference on Wednesday.
He remains committed to young receivers on his team to provide depth at the position, instead of signing a veteran, as the Patriots did in Reggie Wayne.
“I don’t want people to think I’m set in stone. We look for good football players. We look for good people and good football players. That’s what we always look for. We don’t go into meetings with preconceived notions; you know, we’re looking for an older fellow or a younger fellow. We’re going through every team, every position, every scenario we can all across the league,” Thompson said.
Saturday’s preseason game against the Eagles will be followed by a mandatory cut to 75 players.
“We’ve got some huge decisions to make roster-wise coming up real fast. It’ll be a challenge to sort through all of the information you get as fast as it’s going to come,” Thompson said.
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