Thompson will undergo surgery on the torn labrum in his left shoulder Wednesday, The Washington Times reports. When healthy, Thompson showed off his chops as both a runner and pass-catcher this season, but a crowded backfield contained him to just 35 rushes and 35 receptions. Further hindering his overall output were injuries to his neck and shoulder that forced three DNPs over the course of the campaign, the latter of which is being remedied Wednesday. While his offseason will include rehabilitation, Washington brass must make a decision on the exclusive rights free agent as well as unrestricted free agent Alfred Morris, which ultimately impact Thompson's potential workload in 2016.
Thompson caught all eight of the passes that came his way for 89 yards and added a 25-yard run in Sunday's loss to the Packers. Thompson caught five of his passes during the final six minutes of the game with the Green Bay defense dropping into deep zones and catch-and-run opportunities open. Thompson ranked fourth on the team in receptions and fifth in targets during the regular season. He could see added looks in 2016 should Matt Jones take over the starting role and Alfred Morris depart, opening up the No. 2 back job.
Thompson (shoulder) is listed as active Sunday at Dallas. With Matt Jones (hip) out of commission, Thompson will vie with Alfred Morris and Pierre Thomas (knee) for touches out of the backfield in the season finale. Thompson has been more serviceable as a receiver than a runner this season, but Morris may only make a cameo, meaning Thompson could be handed a sprinkling of carries as well.
Thompson (shoulder) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. Exclusively used as a passing-down back this season, Thompson could see an expanded role in Week 17, as Washington doesn't have anything to play for and probably won't have Matt Jones (doubtful-hip) available. Furthermore, Pierre Thomas (knee) is listed as questionable, leaving Thompson and Alfred Morris as the team's healthiest running backs.
Thompson is active for Saturday's game against the Eagles. With Matt Jones being rule out Saturday, Thompson figures to be the secondary option in the backfield behind Alfred Morris. He has yet to exceed six carries in a game this season, although he has caught six or more balls on three occasions, so there is some minor appeal in PPR leagues.
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