The Jaguars placed Thompson (back) on injured reserve Monday, John Shipley of SI.com reports. Thompson suffered a back injury during Sunday's loss to the Packers, and while the team hasn't provided injury details, he'll require at least three weeks to recover. This should open the door for Devine Ozigbo (hamstring) and Dare Ogunbowale to contribute in the passing game moving forward, but James Robinson still is the bell cow, as he's handled 86.8 percent of the running back touches this year.
Thompson has been cleared from concussion evaluation, but remains questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Packers due to a back injury. Thompson exited the game in the first quarter and despite clearing concussion protocol, he's still not healthy enough to return. With Thompson still sidelined, Dare Ogunbowale will continue to handle the depth running back role behind James Robinson in Sunday's game.
Thompson left Sunday's game against the Packers and is being evaluated for a concussion. Thompson was forced to leave the game following the team's first drive, so he'll need to be cleared by the NFL's independent doctors to return to action. As long as he's sidelined, expect Dare Ogunbowale to take over the depth running back role behind James Robinson in Sunday's game.
Thompson rushed once for three yards and caught all four of his targets for 35 yards during Sunday's 27-25 loss to the Texans. Rookie James Robinson continues to dominate the backfield work for Jacksonville, and he had a career-high 25 carries during Sunday's contest. Thompson played 19 offensive snaps and totaled exactly 35 receiving yards for the third time this season. The veteran continues to work in a passing-down role, and his fantasy prospects remain inconsequential while Robinson is the clear No. 1 back.
The Jaguars activated Thompson (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Thompson returned to the team facilities Tuesday after clearing the necessary protocols, and now he's officially back on the 53-man roster. The Jaguars have a Week 8 bye, but Thompson is expected to be back in the lineup Week 9 against the Texans. The 30-year-old running back will continue to operate in a change-of-pace role behind rookie James Robinson.
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