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Buffaloes in the NFL: Tedric Thompson signs with Denver Broncos

The hard-hitting safety comes back home after spending a most of 2020 in neighboring Kansas City

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Tedric Thompson is coming back to where it all started.

The 6-foot-1, 205-pound safety heads to the Mile High City after inking a deal with the Denver Broncos on Tuesday. Thompson spent a majority of the 2020 season on Kansas City Chiefs roster. A move that gives Denver some much-needed depth in the secondary.

The former Buffs defender with taken in the fourth round by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2017 NFL Draft. This will be Thompson’s fourth NFL team over the past five years. He ended last season as a member of the Cleveland Browns, but never played a down.

Injuries have been a factor in Thompson’s career thus far. He was named a starter in 2019 but suffered a season-ending shoulder injury after just six games in Seattle.

Overall, Thompson has been productive with the short amount of time in a starting role. He has played in 37 games with 16 starts during his career. He has three career interceptions, five pass deflections, a forced fumble, and a pair of fumble recoveries.

His addition to the Broncos roster is to provide cover for starters Justin Simmons and Kareem Jackson. The competition will be between Thompson, third-year backup Trey Marshall and rookie fifth round pick Caden Stearns.