Thompson has seen increased reps with the first-team offense in recent days, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.

During Taylor's breakdown of Thompson, he notes that, despite his 5-foot-8 stature, the running back is built to handle the wear of the NFL. He has performed well in pass protection and finished his preseason debut with 51 yards and a touchdown on six touches last Saturday against the Bengals. Thompson is in the thick of a battle for reps behind starter Damien Williams, competing with Carlos Hyde and Darrel Williams for playing time.

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