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Broncos lose key reserve Syd’Quan Thompson for season

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The Broncos lost a pair of important young reserve players on Thursday night, and one of them will miss the season.

Cornerback Syd’Quan Thompson, who played 13 games last year as a rookie, tore his Achilles according to the Denver Post.  Third-round pick linebacker Nate Irving also left with a chest injury. It took Irving a while to get up and off the field.

As a side note, the Post reports the Broncos will not make any early cuts. Expect roster cuts to filter in slowly elsewhere Friday before Saturday’s deluge, but Denver plans to wait until Saturday to make all their moves.

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10 Responses to “Broncos lose key reserve Syd’Quan Thompson for season”
  1. broncobeta says: Sep 2, 2011 10:44 AM

    Ah, you hate to see it. This guy was having an amazing camp.

  2. cardiovascularendurance says: Sep 2, 2011 11:26 AM

    Weirdest name I’ve ever seen. Syd’Quan. That poor kid must have had a heck of a time learning how to spell that in elementary school.

  3. kingjoe1 says: Sep 2, 2011 11:31 AM

    What is Syd’quan short for?

  4. jackfnburton says: Sep 2, 2011 11:37 AM

    Again I have to ask, I wonder how many owners have torn their Achilles due to lack of offseason activity. Oh that’s right! None! Hooray, champagne for everyone!!!!!

  5. foradenverbroncotouchdown says: Sep 2, 2011 12:29 PM

    Quick recoveries to all Denver’s injuries. All this before the season starts, too.

  6. mikeoreo says: Sep 2, 2011 12:34 PM

    Tim Tebow.

  7. hanktheking says: Sep 2, 2011 1:12 PM

    I guess the majority of OTA’s is spent strengthening players’ Achilles. Oh well, I guess Perrish Cox is safe from the chopping block, for now.

  8. Broncofanatic7 says: Sep 2, 2011 1:51 PM

    Gonna miss Syd’Quan in Denver this year… Can’t afford to have anyone go down. Get well soon!

  9. plum13sec says: Sep 2, 2011 2:07 PM

    He has looked really good thud far. It sucks to see, just like Leshoure for the Lions. I just hope that they can learn while they are down, and return 110% for next season.

  10. granadafan says: Sep 2, 2011 4:45 PM

    Damn, really sorry to see a guy like Syd’Quan go down. The guy plays extremely hard and was about to have a breakout year. Get well!

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