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Chris Thompson | Running Back

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/20/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 193
College: Florida State
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Redskins signed RB Chris Thompson to their practice squad.
He'll be available for a callup in the event of an injury to Alfred Morris, Roy Helu, or No. 3 back Silas Redd. We're still awaiting word on where Lache Seastrunk will end up. The Redskins waived Seastrunk on Saturday. Aug 31 - 2:32 PM

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Redskins waived RB Chris Thompson.

A pick under the Mike Shanahan regime, Thompson was a dynamic change-of-pace and kick return prospect, but simply couldn't stay healthy. The Redskins are apparently moving forward with UDFA Silas Redd as their No. 3 tailback.
Aug 30 - 10:01 AM

Chris Thompson (ankle) will practice on a limited basis Wednesday.

The oft-injured Thompson is nearing a return from his mild ankle sprain. He's well behind Roy Helu for third-down duties and is firmly on the roster bubble.
Aug 20 - 11:50 AM

CSN Washington believes RB Chris Thompson (ankle) will make the Redskins' final roster.

Coach Jay Gruden recently expressed frustration at Thompson's inability to stay on the field, prompting speculation that his roster spot was in question. Thompson may be safe now, but that could change if he is unable play in Washington's third and fourth preseason games.
Aug 16 - 11:18 AM

Coach Jay Gruden expressed frustration with RB Chris Thompson's inability to stay healthy.

"It’s disappointing," Gruden said. "He’s got to figure out how to stay healthy." Thompson tore his ACL in October 2012 at Florida State, and landed on I.R. with a torn labrum in his shoulder last season. He's now dealing with a low-ankle sprain, causing him to miss the past five days. After a strong spring that had the team excited about Thompson, he's now on the roster bubble.
Aug 12 - 9:33 AM

Redskins RB Chris Thompson will miss the next 5-6 days with a low ankle sprain.

Thompson needs reps to make a case for an early-season offensive role. He's now likely to miss Washington's second preseason game after also sitting out the opener. Thompson offers burst, but has struggled in pass pro in camp.
Aug 10 - 3:48 PM

Redskins RB Chris Thompson has struggled in pass protection in training camp.

It's not a surprise for the 5-foot-8, 193-pounder, who is trying to take on 220-pound safeties and 250-pound linebackers in blitz pickup. Robert Griffin III recently said he anticipates Thompson playing a role in Washington's 2014 offense, but Thompson will have to show Jay Gruden he can play in the passing game. He's fighting Roy Helu and rookie Lache Seastrunk behind Alfred Morris.
Jul 31 - 4:49 PM

Robert Griffin III indicated second-year RB Chris Thompson will have a role in the Redskins' 2014 offense.

Thompson has been dogged by injuries since college, but is a home run-hitting speed back who could potentially push Roy Helu for snaps behind Alfred Morris. "We want him to be Darren Sproles," said Griffin. "I love the guy." Beat writer John Keim notes Thompson must improve in pass protection, but he qualifies as a deep-league sleeper. He could be Jay Gruden's new Giovani Bernard.
Jul 27 - 12:43 PM

Coach Jay Gruden said Chris Thompson was "one of the most exciting backs" in the country while at Florida State.

Thompson has a fan in Gruden, who is searching for a pass-catching complement to Alfred Morris. The question is durability. Thompson averaged 6.26 YPC as a Seminole, but tore his ACL in 2012, hurt his back in 2011 and tore his labrum with the Redskins last season. For now, we'd pencil in Roy Helu ahead of Thompson on the depth chart.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 27 - 9:39 AM

Redskins RB Chris Thompson is recovered from last year's shoulder surgery and will be ready for offseason activities.

An injury-prone speedster scatback, Thompson appeared in four games as a rookie, seeing action on kickoff and punt returns. He was drafted by a previous coaching regime and will likely enter 2014 training camp on the roster bubble.
Feb 19 - 9:07 PM

Redskins placed RB Chris Thompson on injured reserve with a torn labrum in his shoulder, ending his season.

An explosive fifth-round pick out of Florida State, Thompson didn't receive an offensive touch in four appearances as a rookie. He did return eight kickoffs and seven punts. Thompson is barely worth a roster spot in deep Dynasty leagues.
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 05:48:00 PM

Redskins rookie RB/KR Chris Thompson left Monday night's opener against the Eagles with a right ankle injury.

Thompson doesn't play on offense as the No. 4 running back, but he's the Redskins' kick and punt returner. He struggled on Monday night. Thompson returned one punt for five yards and three kicks for 56 yards.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 09:44:00 PM

The Redskins believe they can develop fifth-round pick Chris Thompson into a "dangerous punt returner."

Thompson is a scatback/gadget back only as a runner, but the Skins kept him on the 53 due to special teams potential. He has 4.3 jets at 5-foot-7, 192.
Mon, Sep 2, 2013 01:50:00 PM

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan called out rookie RB Chris Thompson after he lost his second fumble in as many preseason games Saturday.

"No matter how good you are, if you fumble you can’t play," Shanahan said. The gaffe likely sealed Thompson's fate as a practice squader as the Redskins attempt to sort out a crowded running back corps.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 09:52:00 AM

ESPN's John Keim projects fifth-round RB Chris Thompson to land on the practice squad.

Thompson is behind Alfred Morris, Roy Helu and Evan Royster. The 5'7/192 speed back has struggled to pass protect and sustain health through camp. Thompson lost a fumble against the Steelers in the second preseason game.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 10:12:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Robert Griffin III
2Colt McCoy
3Kirk Cousins
RB1Alfred Morris
2Roy Helu
3Silas Redd
GLB1Alfred Morris
2Darrel Young
3RB1Roy Helu
2Silas Redd
FB1Darrel Young
WR11Pierre Garcon
2Ryan Grant
3Santana Moss
4Leonard Hankerson
WR21DeSean Jackson
2Andre Roberts
3Aldrick Robinson
WR31Andre Roberts
TE1Jordan Reed
2Niles Paul
3Logan Paulsen
K1Kai Forbath