Denver Broncos waive running back Juwan Thompson

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 31: Running back Juwan Thompson
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 31: Running back Juwan Thompson /

The Denver Broncos found a gem in 2014 in running back Juwan Thompson, but his time with the team has come to an end, per reports…

The Denver Broncos have made a habit of finding excellent talent in the undrafted free agent pool throughout the years, and Juwan Thompson is part of that rich history. Unfortunately, his time with the Broncos has come to an end.

According to Mike Klis, the team has waived Thompson, a former undrafted player out of Duke.

As far as his next steps? Thompson has certainly done enough in this league to prove he deserves a roster spot elsewhere.

Thompson made his initial impact when injuries arose as a rookie, and he showed off some of his goal line skills with a couple of touchdowns. He proved his worth in a variety of other ways, too. Thompson was a key special teams player as well as a very good pass protector when called upon.

He was putting on a show the past two preseason games as well…

It’ll be very interesting to see what happens to the versatile Thompson now, as he definitely has some ties to coaches around the league. The running back position isn’t typically one where teams will make trades, because so many backs get let go at this time of year that it’s kind of pointless to give up anything of value to get one.

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That being said, Thompson is an absolute pro’s pro, and he’s gotten a chance to be part of some very special moments with the Denver Broncos, including their Super Bowl 50 win.

Between the active roster and the practice squad, Thompson has done it all for the Broncos including trying his hand at the fullback position, even though that’s not really where he’s best utilized.

Thompson is the prime example of a player who is always willing to do what it takes for the team to succeed, and he’s been that way since his college days, and probably well before that.

It was a pleasure having Thompson in Denver the past few years.

Mile High salute to you, Juwan.