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Chris Thompson | Running Back | #25

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/20/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 195
College: Florida State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 5 (154) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Thompson rushed six times for 23 yards in the Redskins' Week 3 win over the Giants.
Thompson lost seven yards on his only reception. The Redskins' third-down back isn't seeing enough passing-game volume to get on the standard-league radar. Sep 25 - 6:50 PM

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Chris Thompson rushed twice for one yard and caught 3-of-4 targets for 57 yards in the Redskins' Week 2 loss to Dallas.

The Redskins' passing-down specialist, Thompson saw less playing time than he did in Week 1 as Matt Jones piled up 14 touches. Thompson should be owned in all PPR leagues in Washington's passing-based offense, but he will be tough to trust week to week as a role player whose usage is dictated by game plan and flow.
Sep 18 - 5:15 PM

Chris Thompson rushed four times for 23 yards and a touchdown and caught both of his targets for 16 yards Monday in the Redskins' Week 1 loss to the Steelers.

Thompson actually played 17 more snaps than Matt Jones but was out-touched by Jones 8-6. It’s an indication that Thompson is locked in as the passing-down back and will probably play more than Jones whenever the Redskins are in catch-up mode. Thompson offers some PPR appeal but he won’t be worth starting next week against Dallas.
Sep 12 - 11:38 PM

Chris Thompson rushed four times for 18 yards in the Redskins' second preseason game Friday night.

He did not see any targets. Thompson did have one nice run down the sideline, but the real story of the night was the shoulder injury to Matt Jones. The issue is reportedly just an AC sprain, but it is possible Jones misses regular season games. Thompson will likely see more work if that happens, but he does not profile as a three-down workhorse. The Redskins turned to Rob Kelley on early downs after the injury, and he, Keith Marshall, or a veteran addition will likely take on much of the early-down work if Jones misses time. Still, Thompson is worth a look late in drafts until this situation clears up.
Aug 19 - 9:42 PM

Chris Thompson (shoulder surgery) is 100 percent for training camp.

For now, Thompson is the Redskins' third-down back, but coach Jay Gruden has admitted the team could add a veteran to the mix. If things proceed as expected, Thompson will have gasping RB3/4 appeal in PPR, but nothing in standard.
Jul 28 - 3:37 PM

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

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.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 01:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Kirk Cousins
2Colt McCoy
3Nate Sudfeld
RB1Matt Jones
2Chris Thompson
3Rob Kelley
GLB1Matt Jones
2Chris Thompson
3RB1Chris Thompson
2Matt Jones
WR11DeSean Jackson
2Jamison Crowder
3Rashad Ross
WR21Pierre Garcon
2Ryan Grant
3Josh Doctson
WR31Jamison Crowder
TE1Jordan Reed
2Vernon Davis
3Niles Paul
4Derek Carrier
LT1Trent Williams
LG1Shawn Lauvao
2Spencer Long
C1Kory Lichtensteiger
RG1Brandon Scherff
2Arie Kouandjio
RT1Morgan Moses
2Ty Nsekhe
K1Dustin Hopkins