NameNo.PosSeasons playedGamesStarts
Robert Thompson 56, 59 LB 1983-84 19 2
CollegeHeightWeightDate of birth
Michigan 6-3 230 4-Feb-60
How acquiredHow left
Free agent signed during the 1983 season Camp cut 1985
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Profile
Spent parts of two seasons with the Bucs having been signed in mid-1983 to cover a rash of injuries to the Buccaner linebacking squad. Had originally been an 8th round pick of the Oilers in 1983 before being released in the final cut by Houston. Missed the first seven games of the 1984 season with two broken toes sustained during the pre-season. Originally wore the 56 shirt in 1983 and then switched to 59 in 1984. Returned to the NFL to start two of the three replacement games for the Detroit Lions and played against the Bucs in Week 3 of that campaign.

1983 1984
GamesStartsGamesStarts
10 1 9 1

Tackles
Season Solo Asst Total
1983 20
1984 15
Total 35
Special Teams' Tackles
Season Solo Asst Total
1983 4
1984 7
Total 11