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Chris Thompson ’50-50′ for Ravens game

Second-year running back Chris Thompson took part in a second day of limited practices for the Redskins, but remains uncertain for Washington’s preseason game at Baltimore on Saturday.

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 22: Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson (25) carries the ball on a kick return against the Detroit Lions at FedEx Field on September 22, 2013 in Landover, MD. (Photo by Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post) Chris Thompson, returning a kick last season against Detroit. (Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he believes Thompson – a fifth-round pick last season, who has missed the last preseason game and 11 practices with a low ankle sprain before returning to action yesterday  will be a game-time decision on Saturday.

“He looked quick, still a little tentative, but I think he’s going to be a game-time deal,” the coach said. “We’ll look at him in warmups, see if he’s running around, see how he feels, and we’ll talk to him and the trainer and go from there. I’d say it’s 50-50 right now with him. It could go either way, in my opinion.”

Gruden said backup cornerback Tracy Porter (hamstring) will likely miss Saturday’s game. Backup inside linebacker Darryl Sharpton also missed practice while nursing a high ankle sprain. Sharpton is doubtful for the game.

Starting nose tackle Barry Cofield, who missed practice on Wednesday with a sore groin, returned to action Thursday and is expected to play.

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Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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