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August 16, 2020 07:28 PM
49ers' Chris Thompson: Heads to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (undisclosed) cleared waivers Sunday and reverted to the 49ers' injured reserve, Albert Breer of reports.

Unless Thompson reaches an injury settlement with the 49ers, he won't play in the 2020 campaign. It's still unclear what kind of injury the 26-year-old wideout is battling, but if it's not severe, he could have another chance at an NFL roster this season.

August 16, 2020 12:04 AM
Chris Thompson: Let go with injury tag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers waived/injured Thompson (undisclosed) on Saturday, Nick Wagoner of reports.

If Thompson clears waivers, he'll revert to the 49ers' injured reserve and await a potential injury settlement. The 26-year-old wideout hasn't played an NFL game since the 2017 season, so even if he reaches a settlement, he's a long shot to make an NFL roster.

August 15, 2020 04:40 PM
Chris Thompson: Let go by Niners
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson was waived by the 49ers on Saturday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

The additions of Tavon Austin and J.J. Nelson created a suddenly deep 49ers wide receiving corps, with Thompson on the outside looking in. Thompson hasn't played in a regular-season game since 2017.

February 4, 2020 07:56 PM
49ers' Chris Thompson: Sticking in San Fran
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson signed a reserve/future contract with the 49ers on Tuesday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Thompson spent parts of training camp with the 49ers and eventually signed to the practice squad in December, and he's now set to remain with the team for the offseason program. The 25-year-old hasn't seen NFL action since appearing in 13 games as a rookie with the Texans in 2017.

December 3, 2019 07:08 PM
Chris Thompson: Joins practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers signed Thompson to the practice squad Tuesday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Thompson spent much of the offseason in San Francisco, and he now rejoins the team as a member of the practice squad. The third-year pro could be a candidate to bump to the active roster later in the season if he shows well on special teams.

August 21, 2019 04:20 PM
49ers' Chris Thompson: Back in San Francisco
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson signed a contract with the 49ers on Wednesday.

Thompson was waived by the 49ers earlier in training camp, and now rejoins the team in a depth capacity. The third-year wideout faces long odds to make the 53-man roster, but it's somewhat encouraging that San Francisco was interested enough to give him a second chance.

August 8, 2019 01:28 PM
Chris Thompson: Parts ways with 49ers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson was waived by the 49ers on Thursday.

Thompson spent less than a week in San Francisco after being cut by the Texans. The second-year wideout will now search for a depth role elsewhere in the league.

August 3, 2019 08:16 PM
49ers' Chris Thompson: Teaming with 49ers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson signed a contract with the 49ers on Saturday, Nick Wagoner of reports.

Thompson will take the roster spot of Max McCaffrey, who was released Saturday. The second-year receiver played a handful of snaps for the Texans last season, recording a team-high 54 receiving yards in Week 17 with much of the team's receiving corps out due to a litany of injuries. He'll fill a depth role for the 49ers with a number of players ahead of him on the depth chart.

August 28, 2018 12:08 PM
Chris Thompson: Cut by Texans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson was released by the Texans on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Thompson had been absent for over a week with a concussion, but he was able to return to practice recently. However, it looks like Thompson was not in the Texans' future plans and he'll now look to latch onto another team with just a couple weeks to go before the start of the season.

August 24, 2018 10:08 PM
Texans' Chris Thompson: Back at practice following concussion absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (concussion) has returned to practice, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Thompson's concussion kept him out of competition for about a month, so he'll have some ground to make up in the job battle. It's unclear what the Texans' plans are for Thompson down the road, but it seems as if his preseason showing could heavily sway the organization's feelings about him in the short term.

August 23, 2018 09:24 AM
Texans' Chris Thompson: Passes through concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson has cleared concussion protocol, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Thompson has been sidelined for a pair of weeks while recovering from the issue and appears to be ready to return. The second-year wideout made five grabs and contributed as a returner in 2017, though it's unclear if he's expected to reprise that role this season.

August 13, 2018 08:08 PM
Texans' Chris Thompson: Dealing with concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson has been sidelined the last week due to a concussion, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Thompson, an undrafted free agent a year ago out of the University of Florida, appeared in 13 games for the Texans in 2017, seeing time mostly on special teams as a gunner and returner. The news of his concussion brings more clarity to Houston's decision to sign wide receiver/kick returner Quan Bray on Sunday. Thompson is making a sound recovery from the concussion and nearly done with the symptoms.

December 31, 2017 05:16 PM
Texans' Chris Thompson: Leads receivers in Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson caught all three of his targets for a team-high 54 yards in Sunday's 22-13 loss to the Colts.

Thompson was already moved up the depth chart for the game when DeAndre Hopkins (calf) was made inactive, then moved up another notch when Will Fuller was removed due to a knee injury. The undrafted free agent made more of an impact as a kick returner in 2017 and should be in the mix for the same job next season, if the Texans bring him back in 2018.

December 12, 2017 05:36 PM
Texans' Chris Thompson: Zero offensive snaps Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson exclusively played special teams in Sunday's 26-16 loss to the 49ers.

Thompson was expected to have a role in the Texans offense in some form with receivers Bruce Ellington (hamstring) on injured reserve and Braxton Miller (concussion) inactive, but DeAndrew White saw exclusive snaps as the team's No. 3 receiver Sunday. Thompson has only two receptions for 30 yards on the season and hasn't seen consistent targets, even in his most involved offensive games.

December 8, 2017 05:20 PM
Texans' Chris Thompson: Likely to fill No. 3 wideout role Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson is expected to serve as the Texans' No. 3 wide receiver in Sunday's game against the 49ers, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Thompson moved up a spot on the depth chart earlier this week when Bruce Ellington (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve, and at least for Week 14, he'll climb up another peg with Miller still in the concussion protocol. While the Texans dealt with numerous injuries at wideout in last week's loss to the Titans, Thompson saw a season-high 50 snaps, but that only translated to one catch for 11 yards on two targets. Thompson could see similarly generous playing time Sunday, but it's unlikely he'll rank as a primary read in the passing game for quarterback Tom Savage.

December 7, 2017 06:44 PM
Texans' Chris Thompson: Puts in full practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (neck) practiced fully Thursday.

With Thompson's neck injury no longer a concern heading into Sunday's matchup with the 49ers, the 27-year-old could be called upon to serve as the team's No. 3 wide receiver in the event Braxton Miller doesn't clear the concussion protocol by the weekend. If Miller does suit up, Thompson would still move up a rung to fourth on the wideout depth chart after Bruce Ellington (hamstring) was placed on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday.

December 7, 2017 01:28 PM
Texans' Chris Thompson: Limited participant Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson was a limited participant at practice Wednesday with a neck injury.

Thompson, who played a season-high 50 offensive snaps in the Texans' Week 13 loss to the Titans, apparently tweaked his neck at some point during the contest. Given that it didn't keep him off the practice field, Thompson looks like a good bet to play Sunday against the 49ers, which should set him up for another hefty workload on offense. With neither Will Fuller (ribs) nor Braxton Miller (concussion) certain to be available for the contest, Thompson could end up getting a start alongside No. 1 receiver DeAndre Hopkins. That role won't necessarily yield Thompson an abundance of looks from quarterback Tom Savage, however, as the rookie was targeted just twice last week.

December 4, 2017 09:12 AM
Texans' Chris Thompson: Has season-high snap count
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson caught one of two targets for 11 yards in Sunday's 24-13 loss to the Titans.

Thompson, who normally shows up on special teams, was pressed into duty on offense after a slew of injuries felled Houston receivers. The undrafted rookie free agent out of Florida played a season-high 50 snaps on offense against Tennessee, and he could have an expanded role Week 14 against the 49ers, pending the recoveries of Bruce Ellington (hamstring), Braxton Miller (concussion) and C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion). Thompson has two receptions for 30 yards in nine games played.

November 24, 2017 03:32 PM
Texans' Chris Thompson: Practices in full Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Thompson suffered a knee injury in Sunday's win over the Cardinals and did not return, but after a full session Thursday, he should be a full go this weekend. With DeAndre Hopkins (foot) and Will Fuller (ribs) limited in practice to start the week, Thompson could be in line for more usage in Week 12.

November 19, 2017 04:32 PM
Texans' Chris Thompson: Leaves game with knee ailment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson suffered a knee injury Sunday against the Cardinals and is questionable to return.

Thompson was slated for more offensive opportunities Sunday, but he hadn't posted a reception before leaving Sunday's game. Until he's able to return, the Texans will be with just three healthy receivers -- DeAndre Hopkins, Bruce Ellington and Braxton Miller.

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