Thompson caught three of five targets for 15 yards and took three carries for 23 yards in Sunday's 40-16 loss to the Giants.
Thompson's snap share dropped to 40 percent after he checked in at 64 percent the previous week in his first game back from a four-week absence. The downturn was likely just a product of game script, with Byron Marshall getting most of the backfield snaps in the late stages of a blowout loss. Given the injury issues at quarterback and along the offensive line, it's tough to have confidence in any piece of the Washington offense for Week 15 in Jacksonville. The team will continue to lean on Adrian Peterson as the primary ballcarrier while Thompson gets most of his playing time on passing downs.
Thompson ran for three yards on three carries and added 18 yards on three catches during Monday's 28-13 loss to the Eagles. He fumbled during the contest, but the offense maintained possession.
It probably wasn't the return from injury Thompson was hoping for as he saw his second-string quarterback go down early, but the injury problems at quarterback might actually play to Thompson's advantage. Head coach Jay Gruden, after the game, stated that the playbook was limited for now-starter Mark Sanchez as he just recently arrived to Washington. Thompson, who caught a whopping 19 passes in his first two games of 2018, might be the perfect security blanket for a new passer. Look for him to get a fair share of targets, but perhaps not many yards, against a middle-of-the-pack Giants pass defense Sunday.
Thompson (ribs) logged another full practice Friday, Kareem Copeland of The Washington Post reports.
Thompson is ready to return from a four-game absence Monday against the Eagles, though there's always some chance of an in-game setback when dealing with a painful rib injury. He could take a few snaps away from Adrian Peterson (shoulder), but the real loser will be fellow passing-down specialist Kapri Bibbs, who may find his roster spot in danger at some point in the near future. Thompson will kick things off with an intriguing Week 13 matchup, facing a Philadelphia defense that's allowed 6.5 receptions per game (fourth most) to running backs.
Thompson (ribs) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
Thompson's full practice to kick off Week 13 sets the stage for him to return from a four-game absence Monday against the Eagles, assuming he experiences no setbacks in the subsequent two days of practice. Staying healthy has been a career-long issue for the scatback, but Thompson offers a dynamic pass-catching option for Washington whenever he's able to take the field. Expect him to handle most of the backfield work on passing downs against Philadelphia while occasionally mixing in as a change-of-pace option on running plays when Adrian Peterson (shoulder) requires a breather. Thompson's impending return will presumably result in a decreased role for Kapri Bibbs, who had been working as Peterson's top complement in recent weeks.
Thompson (ribs) said Monday he's encouraged by his progress and is hopeful to return for Week 13 at Philadelphia, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Thompson reportedly looked sharp during individual drills at Monday's practice, taking a big step forward after he failed to participate in any fashion the past four weeks. He seems to be on track for at least a limited practice Thursday when the Redskins release their initial Week 13 injury report. The team has an extra day to prepare for a crucial NFC East matchup on Monday Night Football.
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