Chris Thompson

#25 RB / Washington Redskins / EXP: 4YRS Height: 5-8 Weight: 191 lb Age: 27 College: Florida State Bye 5

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  • Washington placed Thompson (lower leg) on injured reserve Tuesday, Stephen Czarda of the Redskins' official site reports. Thompson, who leads the Redskins in both rushing (294) and receiving (510) yards this season, will be shut down for the team's final six games after fracturing his right fibula in Sunday's loss to the Saints. The Redskins signed LeShun Daniels from their practice squad to fill his spot in the backfield, but it's expected that Byron Marshall will settle in as the team's top pass-catching back while Samaje Perine leads the ground attack the rest of the way.

  • Redskins' Chris Thompson: Slated for surgery
    By RotoWire Staff

    Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said Thompson will undergo surgery this week to repair a fractured right fibula. The procedure will likely spell an end to what had been a breakthrough season for Thompson, who emerged as the Redskins' top offensive weapon with six touchdowns and 804 total yards through 10 games before suffering the injury while attempting to make a block in the third quarter of Sunday's 34-31 overtime loss to the Saints. With Thompson expected to join Rob Kelley (ankle) on injured reserve in the near future, a workhorse role could be in the offing for rookie Samaje Perine, who had the best game of his young career Sunday, finishing with 117 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries.

  • Thompson suffered a fractured fibula during Sunday's 34-31 overtime loss at New Orleans, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports. While pass blocking for quarterback Kirk Cousins in the third quarter, Thompson's right leg was rolled up on, requiring an air cast and a cart to remove him from the field. Surgery will be ordered up in the coming days, but it's unclear if the do-it-all back will miss the rest of the season. The Redskins have already lost Rob Kelley (ankle) for the year, meaning Samaje Perine can be counted on to receive a substantial role moving forward. Meanwhile, the team is a candidate to bolster depth behind Perine, as it did by signing Byron Marshall off the Eagles' practice squad last week.

  • Redskins' Chris Thompson: Injures leg Sunday
    By RotoWire Staff

    Thompson was carted off the field with an air cast on his leg during Sunday's game at New Orleans, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Thompson's leg was rolled up on by Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins, per Larry Holder of The New Orleans Times-Picayune. Due to the likely severity of the injury, Thompson may not return to the contest, ending his day with four carries for 17 yards and a 16-yard touchdown reception on his only target. With Rob Kelley (ankle) out for the year, the Redskins backfield has been whittled down to Samaje Perine and Byron Marshall.

  • Thompson could see more big-play opportunities than normal Sunday against the Saints, who have allowed 165 yards on screen plays to running backs this season, ranking 27th in the NFL in that category, John Keim of reports. With 38 receptions for 494 yards and three touchdowns in nine games, Thompson has been one of the NFL's preeminent backfield receivers this season, but he's struggled to find the end zone of late. Thompson has failed to find paydirt in three consecutive games, but that could change Sunday with a matchup against a Saints squad that has quieted opposing receivers, but has proven more vulnerable on short-yardage passes. In addition to the favorable receiving conditions, Thompson could take on an elevated role as a runner with Rob Kelley (ankle) landing on injured reserve earlier this week, though rookie Samaje Perine is expected to handle the majority of the carries for Washington.

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