Cedric Thornton
Cedric Thornton
30-Year-Old Defensive TackleDT
San Francisco 49ers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Cedric Thornton in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a contract with the 49ers in April of 2019.
Steps out of retirement
DTSan Francisco 49ers
April 15, 2019
Thornton was reinstated to the 49ers' active roster Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
After announcing his retirement last August, Thornton now rejoins the 49ers on the first day of their offseason program. The 30-year-old has spent time with the Eagles, Cowboys and Bills across seven seasons, appearing in 89 career games with 48 starts, 278 tackles and 7.5 sacks. He projects to compete for a depth role at defensive tackle this offseason.
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Measurables Review
How do Cedric Thornton's measurables compare to other defensive tackles?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 4"
295 lbs
40-Yard Dash
5.26 sec
Shuttle Time
4.71 sec
Cone Drill
7.70 sec
Vertical Jump
27.0 in
Broad Jump
101 in
Bench Press
23 reps
Hand Length
10.00 in
Arm Length
33.63 in
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Signed away from the Eagles, Thornton will move from 3-4 defensive end to 4-3 defensive tackle in Dallas, a position that should suit him well given his size and physical style of play. He's never recorded more than one sack in a season and that isn't likely to change much with the Cowboys, but if he can command enough attention on the inside he could free up linemates like Tyrone Crawford to get to the quarterback more frequently. Thornton will have a bigger impact on the Dallas team defense than he will in IDP formats.
Thornton had a big 2014 campaign as part of the team’s starting defensive line. He was opportunistic, picking up three fumble recoveries and returning one for a touchdown. He will start on right side of the team’s defensive line for the third straight season.
Thornton was quietly one of the league's more effective interior defensive linemen last year, at least in terms of run defense. He'll figure prominently in Philadelphia's end rotation this year once again, likely as a starter.
Thornton should start opposite Fletcher Cox and next to Isaac Sopoaga at defensive end in Philadelphia's 3-4. He's unlikely to become an IDP factor, though.
Thornton will have a tough time earning a roster spot in a deep Philadelphia defensive tackle rotation.
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Hangs up the cleats
DTSan Francisco 49ers
August 22, 2018
Thornton announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday.
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Signs with San Francisco
DTSan Francisco 49ers
July 25, 2018
Thornton signed a contract Wednesday with the 49ers.
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Latches on with Buffalo
DTBuffalo Bills
September 5, 2017
Thornton signed a contract with the Bills on Tuesday.
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Released by Dallas
DTFree Agent
September 3, 2017
Thornton was released by the Cowboys on Sunday, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.
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Returns to practice
DTDallas Cowboys
August 30, 2017
Thornton (hamstring) made his return to Cowboys' practice Wednesday, David Helman of the Cowboys' official website reports.
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