The Jaguars may look for a new third-down back to replace Thompson (back) this offseason, Garry Smits of The Florida Times-Union reports.
Thompson signed a one-year contract last offseason and played in eight games before a back injury sent him to injured reserve. He finished with only seven carries for 20 yards and a 20/146/1 receiving line, while starting RB James Robinson piled up 1,070 rushing yards, 344 receiving yards and 10 total touchdowns. The Jags may want a third-down specialist to help lighten Robinson's workload in 2021, but the 30-year-old Thompson isn't likely to be that guy. After missing five or more games for a fourth consecutive year, Thompson could have trouble finding work even if his back injury heals before the start of free agency.
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.
Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said Tuesday that Thompson (illness) has been cleared to return to the team facility, John Shipley of SI.com reports.
The fact that Thompson is back with the team suggests that he's cleared all health-related protocols since landing on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday. Jacksonville has yet to formally reinstate Thompson to the 53-man roster, but that should happen before the team's next game Nov. 8 versus the Texans. Once activated, expect Thompson to return to a low-usage change-of-pace role behind top running back James Robinson.
The Jaguars placed Thompson on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, John Shipley of SI.com reports.
Thompson has either tested positive for the virus or come into close contact with an infected person. Either way, he won't suit up for Sunday's game versus the Chargers, and he'll aim to return following the team's Week 8 bye. James Robinson has been the clear lead back for Jacksonville this season, but now Devine Ozigbo -- who was lifted from IR on Saturday -- could have a role along with Dare Ogunbowale.
Thompson caught three of four targets for 15 yards during Sunday's 34-16 loss to the Lions.
The 29-year-old didn't have a rushing attempt and played 20 offensive snaps compared to starter James Robinson's 44 snaps. Thompson has exceeded 40 total yards in only one game with one touchdown this season, and his fantasy value remains limited in his current role
Thompson rushed the ball twice for seven yards in the team's Week 5 loss to the Texans. He added three receptions for 35 yards.
Thompson was hardly a part of the team's rushing attack, accounting for just two of the 15 rushing attempts accounted for by the backfield. However, he did manage more impact in the passing game, finishing third on the team with 35 yards through the air. This was the first game that Thompson has surpassed 40 total yards, and he remains clearly behind James Robinson in the offensive pecking order.
Thompson did not receive a carry and wasn't targeted in Sunday's 33-25 loss at Cincinnati.
The 29-year-old played 40-plus percent of offensive snaps the previous two weeks with the Jaguars in a negative game script, but he played only 16 of 68 snaps Sunday despite a similar game flow. James Robinson previously was mostly limited to early down work, but he dominated the backfield reps during Week 4. Thompson has four carries for 10 yards and 10 receptions for 61 yards and one touchdown through four games, but he may have an even smaller offensive role going forward.
Thompson rushed twice for three yards and caught five of six targets for 35 yards during Thursday's 31-13 loss to the Dolphins.
The veteran back and rookie James Robinson both played 30 offensive snaps during the loss, though you'd never realize based on each player's production, as Robinson had 11 carries for 46 yards and two touchdowns while catching six passes for 83 yards. The playing time clearly is there for Thompson as he's played 31 and 30 offensive snaps the past two weeks, but his 65 scrimmage yards on 12 touches better illustrates his involvement in the offense. The 29-year-old is seeing plenty of snaps in the passing-down role, but to this point Robinson is the only back on the team providing much production.
Thompson rushed twice for seven yards and caught three of four targets for 20 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 33-30 loss to Tennessee.
The veteran back caught a 14-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to tie the game 30-30, but his other six touches amounted to only 13 combined yards. Thompson has had a minor role as Jacksonville's pass-catching back, but even with QB Gardner Minshew attempting 45 passes, he wasn't a consistent factor in the offense. UDFA James Robinson has clearly established himself as the team's lead back, and at this point it doesn't look like there's much more production to be had in the backfield behind him.
Thompson caught both of his targets for six yards during Sunday's 27-20 win over the Colts.
The 29-year-old was expected to operate in a pass-catching role to begin the season, but the Jaguars threw 20 passes Sunday while running only 47 offensive plays. The game script certainly didn't help his cause, and Thompson was outsnapped, 34-12, by rookie James Robinson. The veteran back could become a factor if Jacksonville is forced to play from behind more often, but the season opener illustrates any significant production is unlikely to be consistent.
Thompson will have a pass-catching role in the Jaguars' committee backfield, Garry Smits of The Florida Times-Union reports.
With the Jaguars cutting Leonard Fournette last week, they were left with Thompson, Ryquell Armstead (illness), Devine Ozigbo and James Robinson after cut-down day. Thompson has more experience than the rest of the backs combined, and there's an existing trust between him and offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, as the two spent the last six years together in Washington. The 29-year-old isn't expected to eat into the carries Fournette left behind because he's never logged more than 68 carries in a season, but he's locked into a pass-catching role nonetheless. With the Jaguars defense expected to be a bottom-10 unit, Thompson should have plenty of opportunities to make a fantasy impact in 2020.
Thompson agreed to a one-year contract with the Jaguars on Friday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
After spending the first seven seasons of his career in the nation's capital, Thompson hit free agency this offseason and has found a new home close to his hometown and near his college locale of Florida State. Top running back Leonard Fournette increased his involvement in the passing game last season by posting a career-high 76 grabs, but that number should shrink with Thompson, a pass-catching specialist, in the fold.
Thompson is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this upcoming offseason, Ryan Homler of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Thompson still offers appeal as a passing-down specialist, with potential to establish a degree of fantasy value if he lands on a team that's committed to feeding him snaps and targets. However, he's 29 years old and hasn't played more than 11 games in a season since 2016, so he may need to settle for a short-term contract without much guaranteed money. Thompson finished the 2019 campaign with 37 carries for 138 yards and 42 receptions for 378 yards on 58 targets, failing to score a touchdown in 11 games. His chances to return to Washington partially depend on whether the team's new general manager and head coach -- whoever they might be -- believe Derrius Guice can stay healthy and handle passing downs.
Thompson carried eight times for 34 yards and caught all four of his targets for 18 yards during Sunday's 41-35 loss to the Giants.
Thompson averaged a respectable 4.3 yards per carry on a season-high eight totes, but he was uncharacteristically quiet as a receiver despite the high-scoring nature of the game. Still, his 12 touches were also his high-water mark of the season, and he should remain involved next Sunday in the season finale against the Cowboys.
Thompson recorded two receptions on three targets for 26 yards in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.
Thompson did not record a single carry. It's the second straight week the veteran back's only contributions have come in the passing game -- a trend which may continue as the season winds down, even with Derrius Guice (knee) on IR.
Thompson did not log any carries but brought in seven of eight targets for 43 yards in the Redskins' 20-15 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
The veteran pass-catching specialist was in his domain Sunday, pacing the Redskins in receptions while serving as a frequent safety valve for rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins. Thompson benefited from Derrius Guice's early exit from the game with a knee injury, and he'd presumably be in line for more snaps if Guice is forced to miss any time. Thompson's next chance to make an impact will come in a Week 15 battle against the Eagles.
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