Thompson, 24, was a sixth-round pick by the Vikings in 2015, but was unfortunately waived from the team with an injury designation and later reverted to the team’s injured reserve list after clearing waivers.
He was signed by the Lions to a two-year, $990,000 contract after clearing waivers and was set to make a base salary of $450,000 in 2016 when they cut him loose this past May. After signing with the Saints a week later, Thompson was waived with an injury designation coming out of the preseason and later reverted to injured reserve.
Thompson has yet to appear in an NFL regular season game but has had stints on the Lions’ and Jaguars’ practice squads.
Dixon, 26, wound up signing on with the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Northwest Missouri State back in 2014. He managed to make the 53-man roster in each of his first two years but was unfortunately cut loose coming out of the preseason.
Dixon has been on and off of the Saints’ practice squad since then.
In 2016, Dixon has been active for one game but has yet to record a single statistic.