The Panthers announced they have officially placed six players on the COVID-19 list.
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) December 27, 2021
The full list includes:
Nixon and Paradis were already on injured reserve. Carolina also activated QB Matt Barkley from the COVID-19 list and waived K Alex Kessman from the practice squad.
Thompson, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Panthers back in 2015. He completed his four-year, $8.808 million rookie contract that included $7.172 million guaranteed and made a base salary of $9.232 million under the fifth-year option.
Thompson was in line to be an unrestricted free agent in 2020 when the Panthers signed him to a four-year, $54.2 million extension.
In 2021, Thompson has appeared in 12 games for the Panthers and recorded 91 total tackles, seven tackles for loss, two sacks, two interceptions and five pass deflections. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 11 linebacker out of 81 qualifying players.