Chris Thompson

#25 RB / Washington Redskins / EXP: 5YRS Height: 5-8 Weight: 191 lb Age: 27 College: Florida State Bye 5,18,19,20,21

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    Redskins' Chris Thompson: On track to be ready for training camp

    At this stage, Chris Thompson (lower leg) remains on pace to be ready for training camp. "As players, we're known to try and rush and get back on that field as quick as we possibly can," Thompson noted. "We have some time before training camp and OTA's coming around, so I'm just going to be smart and trust the trainers and go from there."Thompson is still using crutches after fracturing his fibula Nov. 19, but with his expected recovery time in the 4-to-6 month range, it's understandable that he plans to be ready when training camp rolls around. In 10 games prior to his injury, the 27-year-old recorded 64 carries for 294 yards and two touchdowns and caught 39 of his 54 targets for 510 yards and four TDs. Thompson is signed through the 2019 season and figures to remain a key cog in the Washington backfield next season, with his pass-catching ability giving him strong PPR utility, while the 5-foot-8, 191-pounder presumably works in tandem with power backs Samaje Perine and Rob Kelley (ankle), among others.

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    Redskins' Chris Thompson: Declares he'll be ready for camp

    Chris Thompson (lower leg) said Tuesday he'll require 4-to-6 months to recover from early December surgery to repair his fractured right fibula, John Keim of reports.Thompson is only in the early stages of his rehabbing, but he didn't rule out the possibility of being ready for the start of Organized Team Activities in the spring if he hits the short end of his recovery timetable. At the very least, Thompson said he would be fully healed by the start of training camp in the summer, putting him on track to enter 2018 at optimal strength after what had been a breakout 2017 campaign before he went down with the season-ending leg injury. Assuming Thompson heals as expected, look for him to fill a prominent role in the Washington Redskins' passing attack next season while also earning a handful of carries per game.

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    Redskins' Chris Thompson: Could be ready for OTAs

    Chris Thompson (lower leg) is progressing well in his recovery from a broken fibula and could be ready to participate in the Washington Redskins' Organized Team Activities in May, Rich Tandler of NBC Sports Washington reports.Thompson, who was leading the Redskins in both rushing and receiving yardage before suffering the season-ending injury in Week 11, recently had the cast removed from his surgically repaired right leg, but is still getting around in a walking boot. Though he's still in the initial stages of his recovery, it sounds like he'll be close to fully healed four months from now, setting the stage for him to enter training camp at full health. It's uncertain if quarterback Kirk Cousins and the Redskins' coaching staff will be retained in 2018, but regardless of the personnel surrounding him, Thompson looks poised to see ample passing-down work if his health holds up.

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    Redskins' Chris Thompson: Placed on injured reserve

    Washington placed Chris Thompson (lower leg) on injured reserve Tuesday, Stephen Czarda of the Washington 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.

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    Redskins' Chris Thompson: Slated for surgery

    Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said Chris 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.

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    Redskins' Chris Thompson: Fractures fibula Sunday

    Chris 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 Washington 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.

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    Redskins' Chris Thompson: Injures leg Sunday

    Chris 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 Washington Redskins backfield has been whittled down to Samaje Perine and Byron Marshall.

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    Redskins' Chris Thompson: Could exploit Saints on screen passes

    Chris 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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    Redskins' Chris Thompson: Totals 67 yards

    Chris Thompson rushed for 26 yards on nine attempts and added 41 yards on three catches in Sunday's 38-30 loss to Minnesota.With Rob Kelley (ankle) exiting the game early, Thompson saw his second highest total of carries this season. More of a scat back than every-down runner, Thompson is likely to see an uptick in carries should Kelley miss time, but expect more of his production to come through the air than on the ground. In the two previous games Kelley has missed this season, Thompson has been held to 71 yards on 24 carries. He snagged 10 passes for 255 yards and a touchdown in those games, however, as Washington used the passing game to supplement the run. Whether or not Kelley is healthy for next week, Thompson remains a strong factor in PPR leagues.

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    Redskins' Chris Thompson: Leads team in rushing Sunday

    Chris Thompson rushed four times for 20 yards and caught four of six pass attempts for 11 yards in Sunday's 17-14 win over the Seahawks.Thompson was the Washington Redskins' leading rusher in the contest, despite seeing 10 fewer carries than Rob Kelley. Additionally, Thompson was Kirk Cousins' second most-targeted pass catcher for the second straight week, this time behind Vernon Davis. While the FSU product's size may keep him from ever completely usurping early-down or goal-line work from Kelley, Thompson ought to see at least a few more opportunities as long as he proves the more effective back.