The Insider: Chris Thompson


Posted at 06:59 AM ET, 04/23/2014

Opinions on the Redskins’ 2013 rookies, from this time last year

It’s neat to take a look back and see what scouts and draft analysts thought of the players who eventually became Redskins.

By Keith McMillan  |  06:59 AM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, Chris Thompson, David Amerson, Jordan Reed, NFL draft, Opening kick

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 03/27/2014

If healthy, Phillip Thomas and Chris Thompson could help Redskins

Because of injuries that robbed them of most or all of their rookie seasons, both running back Chris Thompson and safety Phillip Thomas remain mysteries.

By Mike Jones  |  02:59 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, Phillip Thomas, Running backs, Safeties

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/26/2014

Highlights from breakfast with Redskins Coach Jay Gruden

Taking questions for an hour, the first-year head coach discussed a wide range of topics from the QB to his staff and everything in between.

By Mike Jones  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Kotwica, Brian Baker, Brian Orakpo, Chris Foerster, Chris Thompson, Jay Gruden, josh leribeus, Kirk Cousins, Kirk Olivadotti, Kory Lichtensteiger, news conferences, Offensive line, owners meetings, Phillip Thomas, Robert Griffin III, Shawn Lauvao, video

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 01/10/2014

How the Redskins passing game might look under Jay Gruden

Mark Bullock examines some of the things Jay Gruden did well in the passing game in Cincinnati.

By Mark Bullock  |  09:40 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, Jay Gruden, Jordan Reed, offensive philosophy, Pierre Garcon, Robert Griffin III, Roy Helu Jr., The Outsider

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 11/08/2013

Chris Thompson headed for IR with shoulder surgery

Rookie running back Chris Thompson will be placed on the season-ending injured reserve list and will have surgery to correct a torn labrum in his left shoulder, coach Mike Shanahan said.

By Mike Jones  |  06:04 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson

Posted at 07:18 PM ET, 11/07/2013

Fred Davis inactive a fifth game this season

Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis once again is on the team’s inactive list, marking the fifth time this season that the former starter will not play.

By Mike Jones  |  07:18 PM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  brandon jenkins, Chris Neild, Chris Thompson, Fred Davis, inactives, jose gumbs, josh leribeus, Redskins vs. Vikings, Rex Grossman, Week 10

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 11/03/2013

Fred Davis on Redskins’ inactive list again

Tight end is de-activated for a third straight game.

By Mark Maske  |  11:56 AM ET, 11/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, Darryl Tapp, Fred Davis, inactives, jose gumbs, josh leribeus, Redskins vs. Chargers, Week 9

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 10/20/2013

Fred Davis on Redskins’ inactive list

Cornerback David Amerson is active and expected to play a week after suffering a concussion in Dallas.

By Mark Maske  |  12:12 PM ET, 10/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baccari Rambo, Chris Thompson, David Amerson, Fred Davis, inactives, Jordan Reed, Redskins vs. Bears, tight ends, Week 7

Posted at 07:25 PM ET, 10/13/2013

Jarvis Jenkins, Rob Jackson are active for the Redskins

Bacarri Rambo, Chris Thompson are on the inactive list for the game against the Cowboys.

By Mark Maske  |  07:25 PM ET, 10/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, Chris Thompson, inactives, Jarvis Jenkins, Josh Morgan, Redskins vs. Cowboys, Rob Jackson, suspensions

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 10/01/2013

Keith Burns preaches patience on special teams

With his unit coming off of its roughest outing of the young season, Redskins special teams coach Keith Burns preached patience and hard work.

By Mike Jones  |  03:16 PM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, special teams

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 09/24/2013

Redskins still experimenting with kick returners

Searching for a spark in their returns game with rookie Chris Thompson largely held in check, the Redskins gave wide receiver Josh Morgan a try in the second half of Sunday’s loss to the Detroit Lions.

By Mike Jones  |  02:32 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, Josh Morgan, Niles Paul, special teams

Posted at 06:10 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Redskins injury report: David Amerson, Chris Baker limited

Redskins cornerback David Amerson and defensive end Chris Baker both were limited in Wednesday’s practice according to the team’s first injury report of Week 2.

By Mike Jones  |  06:10 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  barry cofield, Chris Baker, Chris Thompson, David Amerson, Injuries, Redskins vs. Packers, Week 2

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Thompson vows to learn from his punt-return mistakes

Rookie made a fair catch at his own 5-yard line Monday.

By Mark Maske  |  03:30 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, news conferences, Running backs, special teams

Posted at 06:57 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Shanahan relatively forgiving of Thompson’s punt-returning mistakes

Rookie fielded two punts Monday night inside his own 10-yard line.

By Mark Maske  |  06:57 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, Redskins vs. Eagles, special teams, Week 1

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/08/2013

Redskins vs. Eagles: Five story lines to follow in Monday night’s game

The Washington Redskins are almost there. On Monday night they at last open their season against the Philadelphia Eagles.

By Mike Jones  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alfred Morris, Baccari Rambo, brandon jenkins, Brandon Meriweather, Chris Thompson, David Amerson, Philadelphia Eagles, Redskins vs. Eagles, Robert Griffin III, story lines, Week 1

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Thompson doing extra work to get comfortable as punt returner

Rookie running back says he's fielding punts after, as well as during, practices.

By Mark Maske  |  05:23 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, special teams

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 09/02/2013

Moss, Morgan join Thompson as punt returner candidates

Chris Thompson's touchdown in the preseason finale seemed to give him the job, but Redskins coach says Santana Moss and Josh Morgan also remain candidates.

By Mark Maske  |  06:46 PM ET, 09/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, Josh Morgan, Santana Moss, special teams

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 09/01/2013

Redskins players switch numbers following roster cuts

Four players assume different jersey numbers in the wake of the roster being trimmed from 75 players to 53.

By Mike Jones  |  04:13 PM ET, 09/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  53-man roster, Bacarri Rambo, brandon jenkins, Chris Thompson, Jersey numbers, Nick Barnett, Roster

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Five observations from the Redskins’ preseason finale

The Washington Redskins got some answers in some areas as they closed out the preseason with 4-0 record following a 30-12 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday night at Raymond James Stadium.

By Mike Jones  |  06:02 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bacarri Rambo, Brandon Meriweather, Chris Thompson, David Amerson, Evan Royster, observations, preseason, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Posted at 12:00 AM ET, 08/30/2013

Chris Thompson makes strong bid for punt returner job

Rookie dazzles with 69-yard touchdown.

By Mark Maske  |  12:00 AM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, preseason, special teams

Posted at 07:01 AM ET, 08/29/2013

Redskins vs. Buccaneers: Five story lines to follow in the preseason finale

Although the game will not feature many household names, intrigue remains at least for the diehards.

By Mike Jones  |  07:01 AM ET, 08/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brandon Meriweather, Chris Thompson, Evan Royster, Jerome Murphy, jose gumbs, keiland williams, Nick Barnett, story lines, Storylines

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 08/13/2013

Former rivals Jamison, Thompson team up in backfield

Former high school rivals and current Redskins rookies Jawan Jamison and Chris Thompson are working together as they compete for a roster spot.

By Chelsea Janes  |  02:12 PM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, Jawan Jamison, Rookies, Running backs, Training camp

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 08/05/2013

Chris Thompson to practice Monday, continues recovery on injured left knee

Thompson remaining patient with recovery, still vying for role behind Alfred Morris

By Roman Stubbs  |  02:00 PM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, Injuries, Running backs, Training camp

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 06/05/2013

Chris Thompson is waiting patiently, soaking up offense

Rookie Chris Thompson has tried to practice patience while also seizing the few opportunities he gets to show his potential.

By Mike Jones  |  12:06 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, Injuries, Rookies, Running backs

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Redskins sign fifth-round pick Chris Thompson

The Redskins announced Wednesday afternoon that they have signed fifth-round pick Chris Thompson to his rookie contract.

By Mike Jones  |  02:18 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Thompson, Rookies, Running backs