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Kiowa player Kendal Thompson lands spot on Washington NFL team's practice squad






Kendal Thompson, foreground in white. Photo from Instagram

Kendal Thompson, a member of the Kiowa Tribe, has landed a spot on the Washington NFL team's practice squad.

Thompson, a wide receiver, isn't officially on the roster for the upcoming season, however. But the 24-year-old can be signed at any point because he's on the practice squad, The Washington Post reported.

Thompson, who joined the team as a free agent in July, has already won praise for a play at a pre-season game on August 19. He landed the game-winning touchdown with just one hand.

Thompson's player biography notes his tribal heritage. He has said he isn't bothered by the team's racist mascot, which has drawn widespread opposition in Indian Country.

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