Orrin Christopher Thompson
(born November 11, 1982 in Camden, New Jersey
) is an American football guard
and offensive tackle
for the Hartford Colonials
of the United Football League
. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins
as an undrafted free agent
in 2005. He played college football
Thompson has been a member of the Green Bay Packers
and New York Giants
. He is the older brother of NFL defensive end
and former Packers teammate Jeremy Thompson
Thompson was signed by the Miami Dolphins
as an undrafted free agent in April 2005. Despite playing defensive tackle
in college, he was moved to the offensive line with the Dolphins. He was waived on August 30, 2005 and was subsequently signed to the team's practice squad, where he spent the entire season.
In 2006, Thompson was allocated to NFL Europa
by the Dolphins but was unable to play due to injury. He was once again released following training camp and re-signed to the practice squad.
Green Bay Packers
Thompson was released from the Dolphins' practice squad during the 2006 season added to the practice squad of the Green Bay Packers
, where he spent the rest of the season. On January 2, 2007 it was announced that the Packers signed Thompson to a future contract.
Thompson went to training camp with the Packers in 2007 and was placed on the practice squad to start the season. On September 22, he was promoted to the active roster. Thompson was inactive for all but one game during his stint... Read More