"I thought he was a pretty good player," Talib told NFL Media columnist Michael Silver on Sunday. "But that ain't the weirdest thing I've seen Bill do."
"I enjoyed working with (Thompkins)," Belichick said, "and I hope we get the opportunity to work with him in the future."
For the price of a waiver claim, Thompkins is a worthwhile addition for an organization that desperately needs wide receivers with the ability to separate from coverage. Holmes, Jones and Brown can certainly make plays at the point of the catch, but they lack Thompkins' speed.
Thompkins will need a few weeks to get up to speed in Greg Olson's offense. It won't be a surprise if he's playing a significant role by Thanksgiving.