Trenton Thompson’s decision to leave school early looks even worse now.
The former No. 1 overall prospect in the 2015 recruiting cycle went undrafted after leaving Georgia a year early and now he’s been released just days into his first NFL training camp. Thompson was signed by the Browns in early May but has been waved, somewhat ironically, to make room for former Georgia tight end Orson Charles.
Cleveland announced the news on Monday. According to the Browns, Thompson was placed on active/non-football illness on July 26. Charles has been playing in the NFL since the 2012 season.
There’s still a chance Thompson could find himself on an NFL roster in the near future with plenty of time to impress enough to earn a spot on the final 53-man roster but this isn’t a great sign that the Browns were exactly pleased with what they got from the rookie out of Georgia leading up to his first training camp.