The Ravens’ website also reported the news.
“We have been aware of this situation for some time,” Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said, according to BaltimoreRavens.com.
A fourth-round pick in the 2012 draft, Thompson played in seven games for the Ravens a season ago, seeing time on special teams. He was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury on Nov. 17.
Ex-Raider Michael Huff figures to start at free safety for Baltimore after Ed Reed signed with Houston. It’s possible Thompson could be in the mix at strong safety; he was listed as one of the backups behind now-Titan Bernard Pollard a season ago. That said, the suspension doesn’t help Thompson’s chances of contributing in his second NFL season.