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Chris Thompson | Running Back | #25

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/20/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 193
College: Florida State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 5 (154) / WAS
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CSN Washington's Rich Tandler believes Redskins RB Chris Thompson's roster spot is in jeopardy.
Currently, Thompson is the favorite to operate as the Redskins' passing-game specialist. But he wasn't a GM Scot McCloughan draft pick and is recovering from significant shoulder surgery. Tandler believes the Redskins may still be interested in re-signing free agent Pierre Thomas, and seventh-round RB Keith Marshall also made Thompson's seat hotter. May 4 - 8:55 AM

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Chris Thompson (shoulder) expects to be ready for training camp.

Thompson is two months removed from late-January surgery. He’ll miss OTAs and is questionable for the start of camp. With Thompson sidelined, there's a chance Matt Jones opens 2016 as an every-down back.
Mar 18 - 8:06 PM

Redskins tendered exclusive rights free agent Chris Thompson.

They also tendered ILB Will Compton and P Tress Way. Thompson played an important role in the passing game last year with 35 catches for 240 yards and two touchdowns. With Alfred Morris headed for free agency, Thompson should see more snaps in 2016.
Mar 5 - 3:57 PM

Chris Thompson will undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder on Wednesday.

Thompson played through the labrum tear the final month of the season, but his effectiveness went out the window. The Redskins signed Pierre Thomas down the stretch and he took over as the preferred pass-down back as Washington made its playoff push. Thompson is an exclusive rights free agent and should be back for training camp to compete for a job.
Jan 27 - 10:19 AM

Redskins RB Chris Thompson rushed once for 25 yards and caught 8-of-8 targets for 89 yards in Sunday's Wild Card Round loss to the Packers.

Thompson operated as Washington's No. 3 tailback with Matt Jones (hip) inactive, playing behind Alfred Morris and Pierre Thomas. Thompson wound up seeing more snaps than Thomas, however, and gave the Redskins two explosive plays on a 25-yard second quarter run and a 38-yard screen pass in what amounted to garbage time. Thompson piled up catches late with Washington down multiple scores. 25 years old, Thompson enters the offseason as the Redskins' primary passing-down back. Thompson caught 35 passes in the regular season.
Jan 10 - 8:49 PM

Chris Thompson (toe) is listed as probable for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Packers.

He practiced fully all week and was never in danger of missing Washington's playoff opener. He could see an expanded role if Matt Jones (hip) sits out on Sunday.
Jan 8 - 4:40 PM

Chris Thompson rushed seven times for 19 yards in Washington's Week 17 win over Dallas.

He didn't have any targets. Thompson has been losing pass-down work to Pierre Thomas the last two weeks. With Matt Jones (hip) expected to return, he could be inactive for the Wild Card Round.
Jan 3 - 7:22 PM

Redskins RB Chris Thompson caught his lone target for a 12-yard touchdown in Saturday night's Week 16 win over the Eagles.

Thompson worked as the Redskins' No. 3 back in this one, playing behind Alfred Morris and Pierre Thomas. Thompson made his presence felt on a 12-yard touchdown catch delivered by Kirk Cousins, giving Washington a 23-10 lead. It wound up as Thompson's lone touch of the night. Thompson may be inactive against Dallas next week if Matt Jones (hip) returns.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 12:07:00 AM

Redskins declared RB Chris Thompson, QB Robert Griffin III, WR Andre Roberts, S Jeron Johnson, ILB Perry Riley, OL Arie Kouandjio, and TE Je'Ron Hamm inactive for Week 15 against the Bills.

Thompson has a torn labrum in his shoulder. Roberts has a knee injury.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 11:38:00 AM

Redskins RB Chris Thompson (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 15.

Thompson was limited in practice all week and appears headed for a game-time decision. If Thompson is up against the Bills, Matt Jones would lose some appeal in PPR leagues and Pierre Thomas likely would not dress.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 01:35:00 PM

Redskins RB Chris Thompson (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday and Thursday's practices.

There's a chance Thompson plays through his torn labrum against the Bills, but a final determination probably won't be made until Friday. Thompson returning would likely steal 2-3 touches away from Matt Jones.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 03:48:00 PM

Redskins declared RB Chris Thompson, QB Robert Griffin III, WR Andre Roberts, OL Arie Kouandjio, S Jeron Johnson, TE Je'Ron Hamm, and LB Perry Riley inactive for Week 14 against the Bears.

There are no surprises on Washington's inactives list. Pierre Thomas is active behind Matt Jones and Alfred Morris after being signed off the street.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 11:37:00 AM

Redskins RB Chris Thompson has a torn labrum in his shoulder.

He hasn't practiced at all this week after aggravating the injury in Week 13. Thompson will likely head to season-ending injured reserve. New addition Pierre Thomas will handle pass-game work out of the Redskins' backfield.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 11:43:00 AM

Redskins RB Chris Thompson (shoulder) is expected to miss Week 14.

Thompson has yet to practice this week. His absence would mean a few more targets for Matt Jones.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 01:32:00 PM

Redskins RB Chris Thompson is undergoing an MRI after spraining his shoulder in Monday's loss to the Cowboys.

It's unclear if Thompson aggravated his previous shoulder issue, or suffered a new injury. Thompson has seen his touches plummet since missing Week 7, and is no longer on the PPR radar.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 03:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Kirk Cousins
2Colt McCoy
3Nate Sudfeld
RB1Matt Jones
2Chris Thompson
3Keith Marshall
4Mack Brown
5Rob Kelley
GLB1Matt Jones
2Chris Thompson
3RB1Matt Jones
2Chris Thompson
WR11DeSean Jackson
2Jamison Crowder
3Rashad Ross
4Maurice Harris
5Reggie Diggs
WR21Josh Doctson
2Pierre Garcon
3Ryan Grant
4Valdez Showers
5Jarvis Turner
WR31Pierre Garcon
TE1Jordan Reed
2Niles Paul
3Vernon Davis
4Logan Paulsen
5Derek Carrier
LT1Trent Williams
2Takoby Cofield
3Cody Booth
LG1Spencer Long
2Shawn Lauvao
3Al Bond
C1Kory Lichtensteiger
2Josh LeRibeus
3Austin Reiter
RG1Brandon Scherff
2Arie Kouandjio
3Nila Kasitati
RT1Morgan Moses
2Ty Nsekhe
3Kevin Bowen
K1Dustin Hopkins