Former K.C. Chiefs defensive back Tedric Thompson has found a new home in the NFL as training camp begins, and he’ll be staying in the AFC West if he can hold onto a roster spot after signing with the Denver Broncos.
The signing is a homecoming of sorts to the region given that Thompson excelled defensively for the University of Colorado and was ultimately drafted in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks.
Thompson is a bit of a defensive back switch with the Broncos this offseason given that the Chiefs signed former Denver safety Will Parks earlier this offseason to compete for a versatile role in Steve Spagnuolo’s defense. Parks should have a solid shot at a job in the Chiefs secondary given his ability to play safety roles as well as fill in at slot corner.
Tedric Thompson is now with his fourth NFL team after signing with Denver.
As for Thompson, he signed with the Chiefs almost exactly a year ago in late July and maintained a roster spot for the first half of the regular season. He broke camp with the Chiefs and went on to play 8 games and had a total of 13 tackles for his efforts. He played sparingly in sub packages and on special teams units and was ultimately released in November.
After his release from the Chiefs, Thompson was claimed on waivers by the Cleveland Browns, but he never appeared in a game and was cut in mid-January. He’s been a free agent ever since.
Despite being with his fourth team, Thompson is still only 26 years old and has 16 games of starting experience from his earlier seasons in Seattle. The Broncos already have an abundance of talent in the secondary, but it will be interesting to see how Thompson fares in the mix.