Get to know Denver Broncos safety Dymonte Thomas
The Denver Broncos have put Justin Simmons on injured reserve and promoted safety Dymonte Thomas to the active roster from the practice squad…
With the injury to Justin Simmons landing him on injured reserve, the Denver Broncos have once again promoted from within, signing rookie undrafted free agent Dymonte Thomas off of their practice squad to the active roster.
Thomas is the last remaining member of the Broncos’ original practice squad to get called up to the active roster.
You may remember Thomas from his work in the preseason with the Broncos, specifically in the final game of the preseason against the Arizona Cardinals when he took an interception back for an impressive touchdown:
Thomas was one of the Broncos highest graded players in the entire preseason, according to Pro Football Focus.
Since signing on with the Broncos’ practice squad, Thomas has been an active member of the community and one of the most prominent Broncos making a difference off the field.
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But what about before he got to the Broncos?
Thomas was an honorable mention All-Big 10 selection last season at Michigan, where he racked up 70 tackles, 10 pass breakups, an interception, and a forced fumble.
He followed that up with a strong performance at the Michigan pro day, where he checked in at 5-foot-11 and 194 pounds. He’s not the biggest safety, but Thomas has good speed, clocking a 4.50 flat in the 40-yard dash and showing off his short-area quickness with a 6.89 second three-cone drill.
Thomas showed off his speed and athleticism on that interception he returned for a touchdown, and will certainly get some looks on special teams if he’s active on gamedays with Simmons out for the rest of the year.
This is a player who likely would have been signed to a futures deal by the Broncos if he wasn’t moved to the active roster, so they just guarantee themselves of keeping him with this move as well.