The Denver Broncos announced Saturday that they’ve officially promoted RB Juwan Thompson to their active and placed RB C.J. Anderson on injured reserve.
Thompson, 24, wound up signing on with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of Duke back in May of 2014. He spent the first two years of his career on the team’s 53-man roster but was cut loose coming out of the preseason a few months ago.
The Broncos later signed him to their practice squad.
In 2015, Thompson appeared in 15 games for the Broncos and ran for 48 yards on 18 carries (2.7 YPC) to go along with six receptions for 51 yards receiving and no touchdowns.
Anderson, 25, signed a four-year, $18 million contract that included $10 million guaranteed with the Dolphins during the offseason but because he was a restricted free agent, the Broncos were given the opportunity to make the deal and they did. He stands to make a base salary of $675,000 for the 2016 season.
In 2016, Anderson has appeared in seven games for the Broncos and rushed for 437 yards on 110 carries (4 YPC) to go along with 16 receptions for 128 yards receiving and five total touchdowns.