Updated: Gators in NFL: Thompson cut by Raiders, Bills sign Cox Jr.

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Florida Gators running back Mark Thompson (24) tries to evade UAB Blazers cornerback D.A. Williams (9) during first half action as the Florida Gators took on UAB at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. [Alan Youngblood/Gainesville Sun]

The Las Vegas Raiders released former UF running back Mark Thompson on Monday.

The Raiders signed Thompson to a reserve/future contract in January. He has spent time on the practice squads of the Detroit Lions and Baltimore Ravens, who signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2018.

Thompson rushed for 596 yards and scored five touchdowns on 126 carries at Florida.

Bills: Buffalo signed defensive end Bryan Cox Jr. (UF), whose father never hid his dislike for Buffalo during his days playing for the AFC rival Miami Dolphins in the 1990s.

Cox Jr. was signed to a one-year contract Wednesday after splitting last season between Carolina and Cleveland. He has three seasons of NFL experience since being signed by the Panthers as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2017 out of Florida.

Overall, he has two starts in 25 career games.

Bryan Cox Sr. was a 12-year NFL linebacker and best known in Buffalo for antagonizing the Bills and their fans during his five seasons with the Dolphins.