October 29, 2016
DENVER BRONCOS SIGN RB JUWAN THOMPSON FROM PRACTICE SQUAD; PLACE RB C.J. ANDERSON ON INJURED RESERVE
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos on Saturday signed running back Juwan Thompson from their practice squad and placed running back C.J. Anderson on injured reserve (knee), it was announced.
Thompson (5-11, 225 pounds) is a third-year player who saw action in 30 games (1 start) for the Broncos during the last two seasons after being signed by the club as a college free agent from Duke University. He spent the first seven weeks of the 2016 season on Denver’s practice squad.
His career totals include 72 rushes for 320 yards (4.4 avg.) with three touchdowns and 10 receptions for 76 yards (7.6 avg.). Thompson registered a career-best 272 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 54 attempts as a rookie in 2014.
Anderson (5-8, 224 pounds) has led the Broncos in rushing during two of the last three seasons, including a team-high 437 yards and four touchdowns on 110 attempts (4.0 avg.) in 2016.
The fourth-year player has appeared in 42 regular-season games (20 starts), totaling 448 rushes for 2,044 yards (4.6 avg.) with 17 touchdowns and 75 receptions for 635 yards (8.5 avg.) with three scores. In five postseason games (2 starts), he has recorded 323 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 74 attempts (4.4 avg.) to go along with 16 receptions for 82 yards (5.1 avg.).
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