Thompson (toe) isn't practicing Wednesday, Les Carpenter of The Washington Post reports.
Thompson came out of Sunday's win over the Dolphins with a mild case of turf toe, leaving his availability for the Week 7 matchup with San Francisco uncertain. In the event that Thompson is forced to miss time, expect Wendell Smallwood to serve as the top backup behind No. 1 back Adrian Peterson.
Thompson has a "mild case" of turf toe and his status for Sunday's game against the 49ers is uncertain, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Thompson had an MRI on his foot Monday, and the results are unfavorable. Turf toe can be a tricky injury, and the Redskins appear to be preparing accordingly by working out running back Josh Ferguson on Tuesday. We'll know more about Thompson's chances of playing Sunday when the initial practice report is released Wednesday. Wendell Smallwood will work as the No. 2 back behind Adrian Peterson if Thompson can't go.
Thompson said his injured foot feels better Monday, but he's still waiting on his MRI results, Craig Hoffman of 106-7 The Fan Washington reports.
Thompson was removed from Sunday's 17-16 win over Miami in the second half, finishing with three carries for 12 yards and two catches for eight yards. His absence left Wendell Smallwood to handle passing downs while Adrian Peterson continued to take most of the carries.
Thompson suffered a foot injury during Sunday's game at Miami.
Deemed questionable to return, Thompson will finish the day with three carries for 12 yards and two receptions (on three targets) for eight yards if he's unable to do so. Without Thompson, Adrian Peterson and Wendell Smallwood are the only two running backs available to the Redskins offense.
Thompson rushed four times for 21 yards and caught five of seven targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 33-7 loss to New England.
Thompson continues to be heavily involved as a receiver out of the backfield with Washington frequently playing from behind. He has 25 catches through five games, including at least four in every game. The Redskins might actually have the lead for most of the contest Week 6 when they take on a fellow winless team in Miami, but Thompson should be deployed as usual given his role as one of the team's top playmakers.
Thompson carried four times for four yards and caught four of five targets for 56 additional yards during Sunday's 24-3 loss to the Giants.
Thompson led the team in targets, catches and receiving yards, though all the pass-catchers struggled to produce with Dwayne Haskins taking over under center. He didn't make much of an impact in the ground game, but he figures to remain involved as a valuable receiving option regardless of who is under center. With his team expected to trail early in next Sunday's home matchup against the Patriots, Thompson could be quite busy.
Thompson rushed seven times for 29 yards and caught four of five targets for 78 yards in Monday night's 31-15 loss to the Bears.
Thompson's performance was highlighted by a 33-yard catch and run toward the end of the third quarter. That play helped him top 100 yards from scrimmage on the evening, which also saw him post season highs in both rushing and receiving yards. Although Adrian Peterson led the team with 12 carries, Thompson was more efficient, averaging 4.1 YPC compared to Peterson's 3.1, and remains a far superior pass-catching tailback, as he showed again Monday.
Thompson carried two times for three yards and caught five of eight targets for 48 yards during Sunday's 31-21 loss to the Cowboys.
Although Adrian Peterson got the bulk of the early work, Thompson became a factor later in the game as the Redskins all but abandoned the run. He tied for the team lead in catches while finishing second in targets and receiving yardage. Thompson now has 12 catches for 116 yards receiving through two games, and although he's unlikely to be much of a factor as a runner, his skillset should be utilized often with his team expected to trail for much of the season.
Thompson has a new backfield mate (Adrian Peterson) after Derrius Guice underwent surgery on a torn meniscus, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
Guice came out of Sunday's loss at Philadelphia with yet another knee injury that will force a lengthy absence. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Guice is "out indefinitely," which elevates Peterson to a familiar role. Behind Peterson, Thompson will serve his typical pass-catching role out of the backfield. In Week 1, it translated to seven receptions (on 10 targets) for 68 yards in addition to a trio of carries for 10 yards.
Thompson carried three times for 10 yards and caught seven of 10 targets for an additional 68 yards during Sunday's 32-27 loss to the Eagles.
Thompson wasn't involved much in the early going, but as the Eagles pulled ahead he became a large part of the attack and finished with the team lead in targets. It was more of the same from Thompson, who has managed to make a significant impact as a pass catcher throughout his career, when healthy. Washington is expected to trail often this season, including next Sunday's home matchup against the Cowboys, so he could be utilized quite often for as long as he's available.
Thompson carried the ball once for minus-one yard in the Redskins' second preseason game against the Bengals on Thursday.
Thompson received his only carry of the contest on the team's third offensive drive, though he was tackled for a loss. More important than than preseason production has been Thompson's health, as he does not appear hampered by previous rib and ankle injuries. Though the team added to its running back depth this offseason, Thompson should be in line for plenty of targets out of the Washington backfield this season so long as he can avoid injuries.
Thompson doesn't appear to be hampered by his prior rib or ankle injuries during minicamp, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports.
Thompson said in May that he's still experiencing soreness in his surgically repaired leg, but he's reportedly looked "agile" as a receiver out of the backfield and in the slot during OTAs this spring. Meanwhile, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington relays that Thompson remains locked in as the third-down back for a team that wants to reserve early down work for Adrian Peterson and Derrius Guice (knee). It might be a slight surprise if Thompson approaches the 33.4 percent share of backfield snaps he held in 2017, let alone the 45.9 percent share he commanded in 2016, but he at least seems set for a role that should allow for a statistical rebound from his disappointing 2018 campaign.
Thompson feels the best he has in a long time, but he also admits there's still some on-and-off soreness in his surgically-repaired leg/ankle, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Thompson had surgery in December 2017 to repair a fractured fibula and other damage, with doctors inserting a plate to stabilize the area. He made it back for Week 1 last season and played through some pain, though it was a rib injury that ended up costing him six games. Thompson said the rib is no longer an issue, and while the leg/ankle is doing better, it sounds like something that may require maintenance for the rest of his career. There's also the possibility that a portion of his usual pass-catching workload could go to Derrius Guice (knee), and perhaps eventually to fourth-round pick Bryce Love (knee). The 28-year-old running back is entering the second season of a two-year, $7 million contract extension, and he acknowledged having some concern about his team's impressive backfield depth.
Bryce Love (knee) may eventually replace Thompson as Washington's passing-down back, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
At his best, Thompson is one of the better blocking and receiving backs in the NFL, but he's entering the final year of his contract after missing 12 games the past two seasons. He was already stuck in a crowded backfield with Adrian Peterson and Derrius Guice (knee) before the Redskins used a fourth-round pick on Love, who may be headed for a 2019 redshirt after suffering a torn ACL in December. The Stanford product had first-round buzz after finishing as runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in 2017, but he was never a prolific pass catcher (49 receptions in 49 games) and managed just 4.5 yards per carry his senior season. While the 28-year-old Thompson isn't likely to get a contract extension, it's too early to assume he has no future in Washington beyond 2019.
Thompson is pleased with his team's decision to re-sign fellow running back Adrian Peterson, Zach Brook of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Peterson figures to impact Derrius Guice (knee) more so than Thompson, considering the latter gets most of his playing time on passing downs. Of course, it's still another body that demands snaps in the backfield, and the Washington offense probably won't have a ton of yards and touchdowns to go around. The team did at least get some security under center with the trade for Case Keenum, whose shortcomings as a passer likely will impact the wide receivers rather than the running backs or tight ends. Thompson thus stands a decent chance to regain his 2016 level of production, but the circumstances don't point toward a repeat of his breakout 2017 campaign (80.4 scrimmage yards, 0.6 touchdowns per game). It's also worth noting that the 28-year-old has played more than 13 games just once in his six NFL seasons.
Thompson played 10 games in 2018, compiling 43 carries for 178 yards (4.1 average) along with 41 catches for 268 yards (6.5 average) and a touchdown on 55 targets.
Thompson had two fewer catches and 21 more carries in the same number of appearances (10) during his breakout 2017 campaign, producing 4.6 yards per carry and 13.1 per reception with six total touchdowns before he broke his leg Week 11. Coming back from the severe injury and stuck in a lousy Washington offense, the 28-year-old scatback took a massive step backward in 2018, losing five touchdowns and 50 percent of his YPR mark from the previous season. While the 2017 breakout was largely built on a few long gains, Thompson does offer considerable rebound appeal for 2019, as he's averaged 5.4 carries and 5.5 targets per game in 20 appearances over the past two seasons. That kind of workload should at least put him in the conversation as a late-round target in 2019 drafts, with potential to significantly outperform his draft slot if the Redskins can fix the rest of their offense.
Thompson tallied four rushes for 20 yards and one catch (on one target) for eight yards in Saturday's 25-16 loss at Tennessee.
Since ending a four-game absence and logging 64 percent of the offensive snaps Week 13, Thompson has settled into a workload in the 36-43 percent range over the last three contests. During those outings, he's combined for 79 yards from scrimmage and no TDs on 17 touches, which is well behind Adrian Peterson's 217 scrimmage yards and no scores on 59 touches in the same span. Thompson clearly is behind Peterson in terms of usage and therefore doesn't hold much sway in the Redskins' 28th-ranked offense (313.7 yards per game).
Thompson (illness) rushed five times for nine yards and caught one of two targets for four yards in Sunday's 16-13 win over Jacksonville.
Thompson wasn't a major part of the game plan as neither offense found much success. He's likely to cede the majority of rushing work to Adrian Peterson against the Titans in Week 16 if things stay close, but is more capable of making an impact as a receiver out of the backfield if the Redskins find themselves in a hole.
Thompson (illness) is active for Sunday's game in Jacksonville.
Thompson fell ill late in the week but recovered enough to be active for the third game in a row. In the previous two weeks, his workload was capped en route to six carries for 26 yards and six receptions (on 10 targets) for 33 yards. It's difficult to project much more production behind No. 1 back Adrian Peterson.
Thompson (illness) , who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, is expected to play, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
While fantasy owners would be wise to check Thompson's status prior to Sunday's 1 p.m. EST kickoff, it appears as if the veteran running back has made enough progress in his recovery from the illness to suit up. Thompson has just 59 total yards in the two games since returning from a rib injury that kept him out of four contests.
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