There are several key decisions for the Denver Broncos to make on the offensive side of the football as the roster deadline looms.
Reports have surfaced that Denver is going to shake up their running back room. The first step in that process happened on Friday.
The Broncos released RB Juwan Thompson, according to The Denver Post.
Thompson spent the last two seasons in Denver. The versatile back spent time on special teams and was solid figure in the Broncos’ locker room.
In three years, Thompson has 72 carries for 320 yards and three touchdowns.
The running back out of Duke will likely find another home in the NFL relatively soon.
Thompson might not be the only running back making relocation plans.
Denver is reportedly exploring trade options for Ronnie Hillman, per several reports. The Broncos want to move forward with running back C.J. Anderson and like the potential 2016 fourth-round pick Devontae Booker has shown during the offseason.
The trade phone calls don’t stop with Hillman, however.
Since Denver announced that QB Trevor Siemian will start under center, the team has been mulling trade interest for journeyman quarterback Mark Sanchez. Sanchez had a disappointing offseason and was ultimately beat out by a player with far less experience.
Hillman and Sanchez will learn their fates soon.
Stay tuned. We haven’t heard the last out of Mile High.