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Top 5 Positon Battles in Redskins Training Camp: Backup Running Back

Looking forward to Washington’s first preseason game on Thursday night in Cleveland against the Browns of the AFC North, let’s have a look at how things stand with the five top position battles in Washington Redskins training camp. Here is our number 4 position battle — backup running back. PREVIOUS: Backup Quarterback // 4. Backup Running Back FIGHTING FOR THE JOB: Matt...
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August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins HC Gruden: Chris Thompson is emerging as third-down back

Before training camp, everyone wanted to already anoint rookie running back Matt Jones the Washington Redskins' third-down running back role. Earlier this week, head coach Jay Gruden hinted that there's another back in line to take over that role vacated by the loss of Roy Helu.“I think Chris Thompson is really starting to emerge as a third-down back,” Gruden said, per the Washington...
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August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Florida State RB Chris Thompson Posts Heartfelt Message To FSU After Seminoles Put His Picture Up In Facility

Florida State means a lot to Chris Thompson. That’s probably an obvious statement, considering the Washington Redskins’ running back spent four years in Tallahassee, Fla., but it’s every evident now.  Thompson’s picture is now showcased in FSU’s football facility.  He posted the photo on Instagram with a message about what it means to him.    To some it might just...
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July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: RB Stevan Ridley to visit the Redskins

According to a report out there, former New England running back Stevan Ridley will visit the Washington Redskins.  Ridley has success in New England, including rushing for more than 1,200 yards in 2012.  He suffered a season ending injury last season at Week 6, tearing his ACL and MCL. The Redskins have been looking for varying running back depth.  They obviously use Alfred Morris...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Five things to watch for in the Washington Redskins final preseason game

Chris Thompson: The battle for running back is a tight one. Alfred Morris and Roy Helu Jr seem to be locks (Morris for sure). Chris Thompson was assumed to be a lock as the third down back before camp started, but injuries that have caused him to miss the last two preseason games put his status on this team in jeopardy. He’ll be playing on Thursday night, and it’ll be his opportunity...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins RB Chris Thompson is ’50-50′ for Ravens

Running back Chris Thompson is engulfed in a deep competition for the third (and possibly fourth) running back position on the Washington Redskins roster. But he hasn’t been able to compete as of late, nursing an ankle injury that has kept him out of practice since Aug. 10. After missing Monday’s preseason game vs. the Cleveland Browns, Thompson returned to the field on a limit...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jay Gruden hints to Redskins keeping four halfbacks

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden hinted to reporters during his press conference on Monday that the Redskins could be keeping as many as four halfbacks on the final roster. Gruden was asked with the recent string of injuries to running backs Chris Thompson (ankle) and Silas Redd (ankle), if Evan Royster has stood out in the position’s competition. “Well he’s in competition...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Lache Seastrunk is Too Explosive For the Redskins to Cut

There is often not much to draw from preseason football, especially the first game. Each team has their own agenda for the exhibition season. A team like the New England Patriots is pretty much set with who will and will not make their 53-man roster. A team like the Washington Redskins is looking for anything positive to build off. Everyone is out there trying to impress the new...
Via KCM Sports
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Top-5: Standouts from the first week of Washington Redskins training camp

We are a week into training camp, and, more importantly, we are a week closer to the kickoff of the regular season. Some players have stepped up, some players have faded into obscurity and some players are just going through the motions. But right now, we are only concerned with those who are stepping up and making an impact. So, without further ado, here are the top-five biggest...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins surprise cuts #1: You say Helu, I say Goodbye

This story contributed by Scott Hirsch. Every analyst I have read about the running back position says the main decision is basically Roy Helu Jr. vs. Chris Thompson.  The thinking is that since Thompson isn’t durable, Helu wins. I believe Gruden is thinking about it in terms of Roy Helu Jr. vs. Darrell Young.  Darrell Young wins because he is a much better blocker (he can take...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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