Chris Thompson

#25 RB / Washington Redskins / EXP: 5YRS Height: 5-8 Weight: 195 lb Age: 27 College: Florida State Bye 4

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    Redskins' Chris Thompson: Sidelined Thursday

    Chris Thompson (leg) won't play in Thursday's preseason game versus the Jets, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.Once again, Thompson will take a seat, only this time it's the first outing without Derrius Guice, who tore his ACL last week. The backfield will thus be composed of Rob Kelley, Samaje Perine, Kapri Bibbs and Byron Marshall in this exhibition. It remains to be seen whether or not Thompson will make an appearance before Week 1 following a vicious broken fibula suffered Nov. 19 of last season.

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    Redskins' Chris Thompson: No go for preseason opener

    Chris Thompson (leg) won't suit up for Thursday's preseason contest at New England, Kimberley A. Martin of The Washington Post reports.The Washington Redskins dabbled with an increased workload for Thompson last season due to injuries and ineffectiveness elsewhere in the backfield, only to lose him for the year due to a fractured right fibula Nov. 19. His practice reps in training camp predictably have been limited, especially after he expressed wariness in late July about cutting on his surgically repaired leg. It's unclear if he'll take the field at all during exhibition season, but once the regular campaign kicks off he'll likely get most of the snaps in obvious passing situations.

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    Redskins' Chris Thompson: Still working on confidence

    Chris Thompson took about 12 reps in his return to full-team work at Tuesday's practice, but he said afterward that he's still a little wary of making cuts on his surgically repaired right leg, Jake Kring-Schreifels of Washington Redskins.com reports.While his return to 11-on-11 drills came off without a hitch, Thompson actually sounded a bit discouraged after practice, noting that he may not be his usual self until he's a full year removed from the fractured fibula he suffered in November, per ESPN.com's John Keim. The 27-year-old said this has been the most difficult rehab process of his football career -- an interesting statement from someone who dealt with a torn ACL and two fractured vertebrae at Florida State. Although his Week 1 availability doesn't seem to be in question, Thompson will probably need some time to regain the explosive form that led to 13.1 yards per catch last season. He still figures to be a fixture on passing downs, so his 2016 production is a reasonable baseline for expectations.

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    Redskins' Chris Thompson: Ready for full-team drills

    Chris Thompson (leg) is expected to get some work in full-team drills at Tuesday's practice, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.While he avoided the PUP list to start training camp, Thompson seems to have been limited to non-contact work so far. He's about eight months removed from surgery on a fractured right fibula, and the rehab process has taken a bit longer than expected, perhaps because the injury was accompanied by ligament damage. Regardless, Thompson is on the right track for Week 1 and could even make an appearance at some point during the preseason. He's locked in as Washington's passing-down back, coming off a season with career-high marks for scrimmage yards (804) and touchdowns (six) in only 10 games. It will be tough for Thompson to match last year's per-game output, as a few long gains were the impetus for his breakout season prior to the injury. He had modest averages of 6.4 carries and 3.9 catches per game.

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    Redskins' Chris Thompson: Expects to participate in training camp

    Chris Thompson (broken fibula) indicated that he'll be a limited participant from the outset of training camp, SiriusXM NFL Radio reports. "I'm feeling pretty good right now, I will start practicing [with] the guys from day one but just taking it slowly ... the focus is to really be ready by that first regular-season game," the running back said.Thompson avoided being placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list, so it seems the Washington Redskins also expect him to be available in some capacity for the start of training camp. After fracturing his fibula Nov. 19, Thompson is roughly eight months removed from surgery and, considering he had an estimated 4-to-6 month timeline to recover, is clearly not trying to rush himself back onto the field. We'll get a better feel for where he's at when training camp opens Thursday.

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    Redskins' Chris Thompson: Expected to return for training camp

    Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden indicated Wednesday that Chris Thompson (lower leg) has made "unbelievable progress" and should be healthy for training camp, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.Thompson missed the final six games of the 2017 campaign due to a fractured fibula suffered in November. The team hadn't previously outlined a timeline for Thompson's return to action, but Gruden's comments put a positive spin on the running back's recovery and outlook to begin 2018. When healthy, Thompson should act as Washington's primary pass-catching option out of the backfield. However, the addition of second-round rookie Derrius Guice threatens to cut into the workload of Thompson, Samaje Peine and Rob Kelley (ankle) in 2018. Thompson may be least impacted by the addition given Guice's reported shortcomings as a receiver, potentially affording Thompson more playing time than his counterparts.

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    Redskins' Chris Thompson: Absent from OTA session

    Chris Thompson (lower leg) remained on the sideline during Wednesday's OTA session, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.Thompson continues to recover from a fibula fracture suffered in November and the team has yet to reveal a timeline for his return to action. When healthy, Thompson will rejoin a backfield featuring Samaje Perine, Rob Kelley (ankle) and second-round pick Derrius Guice. Guice could challenge for considerable playing time immediately in Washington, but Thompson would probably feel the impact of that change the least due to the rookie's struggles in the receiving game and Thompson's own brilliance as a pass catcher.

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    Redskins' Chris Thompson: Joined by Guice in backfield

    Chris Thompson (leg) will be joined by second-round pick Derrius Guice in the Washington backfield, Kimberley A. Martin of The Washington Post reports.The new acquisition is a threat to Kelley and Perine more so than Thompson, who is well established as one of the better passing-down backs in the league. For all his talent as a runner, Guice had only 32 catches in 35 career games at LSU, offering little as a receiver or pass blocker. He doesn't figure to see work on passing downs as a rookie, but his presence could inspire the Washington Redskins to put a greater emphasis on their running game, which in turn would keep Thompson off the field. The larger concern is Thompson's recovery from early-December surgery to repair a fractured fibula, though he seems to be progressing on schedule. The Redskins hope he'll be available in some capacity for OTAs in May.

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    Redskins' Chris Thompson: Could return for OTAs

    Chris Thompson (leg/ankle) made it through Monday's on-field workout without incident, potentially setting him up for some degree of participation in Organized Team Activities in May, Jake Kring-Schreifels of the Washington Redskins' official website reports.Thompson fractured his fibula Nov. 19, bringing an early end to a breakout campaign that included 39 catches, 804 yards from scrimmage and six touchdowns in 10 games. His walking boot came off in early February, and Monday marked Thompson's return to on-field running drills, albeit without making any cuts. Thompson isn't too worried about the fibula fracture, but he does have some concerns about his recovery from the accompanying ligament damage to his ankle. While he's not expected to be a full participant for OTAs, his doctor believes he could be healthy enough to participate in some individual drills, which would give Thompson a chance to get accustomed to Alex Smith's throwing motion. Redskins head coach Jay Gruden expects to use an early draft pick on a running back, but he's likely looking to add competition for Rob Kelley (ankle) and Samaje Perine on early downs rather than for Thompson on passing downs.

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    Redskins' Chris Thompson: Running on field

    Chris Thompson (leg) will run on a field Monday for the first time since suffering a fractured fibula Nov. 19, according to his twitter account.Thompson is said to be making good progress, though he admits he's a bit nervous about the big step forward Monday. He previously said he hoped to be ready for OTAs in May, and he should remain on track if there aren't hitches with his return to on-field running. Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden said there's a good chance the team uses an early draft pick on a running back, but that would seem to be a commentary on Rob Kelley (ankle, knee) and Samaje Perine more so than Thompson. The 2013 fifth-round pick is well established as one of the top passing-down backs in the league, coming off a 2017 season in which he caught 39 of 54 targets for 510 yards and four touchdowns in only 10 games, adding 64 carries for 294 yards (4.6 average) and another two scores for good measure.

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