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Fumbling issues preventing rookie Matt Jones from greater role

washingtontimes.com - Nov 25, 2015

ASHBURN — After Matt Jones fumbled for the fourth time this season, Chris Thompson let the rookie running back have his space. During the second quarter of the Washington Redskins' 44-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Jones swooped to the left edge on a two-yard gain and tried ...

chris thompson "I didn’t bother him because I know how bad it feels during the game, We watched the film, and we could see how much it affected him. His body language — stuff he never made mistakes on started bothering him, his eye-progression on some looks. You could just tell it was eating at him so much. It’s a thin line because you want those type of guys on your team, not somebody that messes up and is like, ‘Whatever, it’s OK,’ but you also have to find that point where you can move on from it and that’s what he’s trying to learn."

FedEx Ground Moment: Chris Thompson's 38-Yard Run

redskins.com - Nov 16, 2015

This week's FedEx Ground Moment of the Week takes a closer look at Chris Thompson's 38-yard run against the New Orleans Saints.

Redskins OTA to-do list: Running backs

csnwashington.com - May 23, 2015

How soon will Redskins rookie Matt Jones begin putting pressure on starter Alfred Morris?

Redskins at the crossroads: RB Chris Thompson

csnwashington.com - May 21, 2015

Redskins running back Chris Thompson has speed, elusiveness and versatility. But he's running out of time to put it all together.

Ex-Quarterback Blake Sims Hoping Position Change Makes An Impression

redskins.com - May 16, 2015

Blake Sims, the former Alabama quarterback, is vying for a spot at running back during the Redskins' rookie minicamps.

Redskins depth chart preview: Running back

csnwashington.com - May 12, 2015

Depth chart preview: There could be some hot competition at the running back spot this year with two holdovers and an intriguing undrafted player perhaps battling for one roster spot.

2015 Draft Sleepers Who'd Fit Perfectly with the Washington Redskins

bleacherreport.com - Apr 20, 2015

Opening night always dominates the headlines and buildup to any NFL draft. With this year's draft day looming large, all anybody wants to talk about are first-round prospects. But smart franchises are the ones who consistently make good use of the later rounds. Smart general managers are the ones who consistently guess right on sleeper prospects. The Washington Redskins are hoping Scot McCloughan

Redskins In Search Of Consistent Third-Down Back

redskins.com - Apr 19, 2015

With Chris Thompson and Silas Redd Jr. already on the roster, Jay Gruden believes the Redskins will have answers to their third-down back situation soon.

chris thompson "I wasn’t built to be a big 200-pound guy, so just working on getting stronger, basically work on my weaknesses and my strengths, continue to get better at them, I want to try to get faster. I want to get quicker. I want to be better in my route running. I want to catch the ball better. I want to get better at my pass blocking, which that’s just me working on my leverage."

5 Washington Redskins Players Who Should See Their Roles Expand in 2015

bleacherreport.com - Apr 3, 2015

At this point in the pre-draft process, it's tough accurately predicting which Washington Redskins players will enjoy expanded roles in 2015. A best guess would involve five members of the current roster, including a free agent added by new general manager Scot McCloughan this offseason. A better place to start though, is probably to say where the Redskins have room for a breakout player or two. T

Washington signs RB Michael Hill

profootballtalk.nbcsports.com - Mar 30, 2015

Michael Hill is back for a second stint with Washington. Hill, a second-year tailback from Missouri Western, re-signed with Washington on Monday, according to the NFL’s personnel notice. Hill (5-10, 210) was on Washington’s practice squad toward the end of last season. He was last with the Colts, who waived him in March. The 25-year-old…

Redskins Bring Back Running Back Michael Hill

redskins.com - Mar 30, 2015

The Washington Redskins on Monday announced the signing of running back Michael Hill, who had a stint on the team's practice squad in 2014.

Redskins Blog: Thompson expected to get the first crack at third-down back duties

washingtonpost.com - Mar 27, 2015

With Roy Helu Jr. now an Oakland Raider, the Washington Redskins find themselves in need of an effective No. 2 running back.Alfred Morris will aim to post his fourth consecutive 1,000-plus-yard season. But the team seeks a speedy, pass-catching threat to use on third downs, and when in need of a change of pace. While serving in that capacity last season, Helu had 40 carries for 216 yards and a to

Redskins may already have answer at backup RB, but draft also an option

csnwashington.com - Mar 25, 2015

With Roy Helu gone for Oakland, the Redskins need a new backup running back. Jay Gruden said that a new backup could already be on the team in Chris Thompson or Silas Redd, or the 'Skins could look to the draft.

Gruden: Redskins Could Bolster Running Backs

redskins.com - Mar 18, 2015

Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said there’s plenty of talent available if the team wanted to add competition at the running back position this offseason.

Tight-Knit Community Helps Team's Fringe Players

redskins.com - Jan 4, 2015

Several Washington Redskins players faced uncertain futures in 2014, as they found themselves on and off the practice squad and the active roster.

chris thompson "We grew together, We all had some rough times. It kind of hit that wall where we all just got a little frustrated. The fact that we could all sit around and talk to each other and everything it was really helpful. I’ve built some strong relationships with those guys."

Chris Thompson, other young players showcasing their abilities in final month

washingtontimes.com - Dec 18, 2014

Randy Jordan noticed a different attitude from Chris Thompson during the Washington Redskins' practice last Thursday. Jordan, the running backs coach, saw Thompson continually over-running holes and missing lanes before finally pulling him aside and asking him what was going on. "Man, I'm just too excited right now," Thompson told ...

chris thompson "Man, I’m just too excited right now,"

A game on Mother's Day is not the ideal date for the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks

mcall.com - May 9, 2014

Unbeaten Lehigh Valley will try to make the best of a holiday contest against Alabama Hammers at Stabler Arena. Mike Clark, the executive vice president and general manager of the Lehigh Valley Steelhawks, can control a lot of things.

chris thompson "Getting two proven pass catchers for this offense is huge for us as we make this run toward a playoff berth, These two are so gifted athletically, but they're also two of the smartest players I have coached. We couldn't be more thrilled to add them to our offense."

Burns Preaches Special Teams Patience

redskins.com - Oct 7, 2013

Washington Redskins special teams coordinator Keith Burns looks to right his ship out of the bye week, focusing on fundamentals and patience in all facets of special teams.

Redskins special teams coach Keith Burns preaches patience

washingtonpost.com - Oct 5, 2013

Change has served as the theme of the Washington Redskins’ special teams units this season, and as the first quarter of the season drew to a close, new coordinator Keith Burns and the players under his charge had yet to completely work out the kinks. Read full article >>    

keith burns "We had all the offseason and camp for that,"
chris thompson "It’s, basically, just getting more comfortable catching punts, I allowed a couple to drop during the games, just because they fell like 10, 15 yards shorter than what I had expected. I’ve got to get comfortable running up on those punts and catching them and keep us in good field position."
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Burns: Thompson 'has the ability to do it'

csnwashington.com - Oct 4, 2013

Redskins punt returner Chris Thompson is off to an uneven start. But special teams coordinator Keith Burns says he's willing to be patient with the rookie.

chris thompson "I feel I need to do better, I’m always hard on myself because every time I touch the ball I want to make plays. But it’s just basically getting out there, being smart about it and putting the team in good field position."
chris thompson "I just have to continue to improve and do those little things like that,"
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Chris Thompson has a spot on the Redskins’ roster, and hopes there’s a role on game days

washingtonpost.com - Sep 3, 2013

For rookie running back Chris Thompson, the span between the Washington Redskins’ preseason finale last Thursday night and the team’s roster reduction Saturday was a high-anxiety time. The fact that Thompson had scored a dazzling touchdown on a punt return in the final exhibition game in Tampa hadn’t convinced him, he said, that making the season-opening roster was a certainty. Read full art

chris thompson "At first, I was kind of like, ‘What are you congratulating me for?’ I hadn’t seen the depth chart, all that kind of good stuff. Once I went down and looked at the depth charts and everything, I saw my name on there."
chris thompson "I’m starting to feel more and more comfortable every single day, I mean, that punt return helped me out a whole lot with my confidence back there. So I’m just gonna continue to keep getting better at it and just keep working, and I’ll keep feeling more and more comfortable. And then it’ll just be one of those things that’s second nature."
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10 Things We Learned About Washington Redskins This Preseason

bleacherreport.com - Sep 3, 2013

The Washington Redskins proved during preseason that their already-explosive offense will be even more versatile this season. They also revealed a pass rush that is primed to join the league's elite. The increased versatility on offense will come from greater speed being added to a dominant ground game. Speaking of that productive rushing attack, it could be even better this season. Defensively, t

Washington Redskins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Score, Analysis for Washington

bleacherreport.com - Aug 29, 2013

The Washington Redskins will be hoping to answer the remaining questions regarding their roster in their final preseason game. The Redskins travel to Florida to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 7:30 p.m. ET and the game can be seen on CSN and NBC-4. The main questions head coach Mike Shanahan will want answered is who can fill out his running back rotation. He will also be keen to see certain d

Chris Thompson doesn't want to fumble away his chance with the Redskins

washingtontimes.com - Aug 25, 2013

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan was blunt with rookie running back Chris Thompson. "No matter how good you are, if you fumble you can't play," Shanahan said after Thompson's second turnover in two preseason games on Saturday afternoon against the Buffalo Bills. There was no damage done on his third-quarter ...

chris thompson "No matter how good you are, if you fumble you can’t play,"
chris thompson "Just got to realize that’s part of football. You’re not going to be perfect every single play, You’re going to have mistakes and you’ve just got to put them behind you. That’s what any football player should be able to do. And if you don’t you’ll continue to be in the tank game after game."
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Eskimos relying on new quarterback, overhauled offensive line to win in 2013

edmontonjournal.com - Jun 26, 2013

EDMONTON - Success for the Edmonton Eskimos is 2013 rests on five mountain-sized men who barely know each other protecting the CFL team's third opening-day quarterback in three years.

Head coach Kavis Reed ‘extremely confident’ Edmonton Eskimos star receiver Fred Stamps will play in CFL season opener on Saturday against Saskatchewan Roughriders

edmontonjournal.com - Jun 26, 2013

Fred Stamps was more spectator than participant at the Edmonton Eskimos’ indoor practice at the Commonwealth Stadium fieldhouse on Tuesday, much like he’s been for the last week and a half. But no one seems to be too concerned about the star receiver’s availability for Saturday’s CFL season opener against the Saskatchewan Roughriders at Commonwealth Stadium.

Many first-string Edmonton Eskimos to see limited, no action against Saskatchewan Roughriders

edmontonjournal.com - Jun 13, 2013

The cloudy forecast won’t be the only reason you won’t be able to see the stars on Friday night. Edmonton Eskimos head coach Kavis Reed will sit a number of his star players in his team’s first Canadian Football League pre-season game of the year, against the visiting Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Rookie, veteran defensive backs try to catch the eye of Kavis Reed at Edmonton Eskimos training camp

edmontonjournal.com - Jun 3, 2013

Rookies are always under close scrutiny, but the microscope is focused a little sharper on defensive backs at the Edmonton Eskimos’ training camp. It’s not just because the Eskimos have to replace a pair of veterans in the secondary, with Rod Williams trying out for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings this summer and Weldon Brown signing as a free agent with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

chris thompson "I’m excited to see what he’s going to do this year, Once he learns the game and learns all the ins and outs, he’s going to be a good player for us."

RG3 cleared for sprints as knee rehab remains on track

washingtontimes.com - May 30, 2013

Robert Griffin III continues to advance in his rehab from knee surgery, as he was cleared Thursday to run cross-field sprints and came through with no problems. The Redskins quarterback ran sprints in the end zone along with rookies Jordan Reed and Chris Thompson, who also are recovering from injuries. ...

Complete Roundup of RGIII's 1st Practice Since Devastating Knee Injury

bleacherreport.com - May 23, 2013

Robert Griffin III was back on the field for the Washington Redskins during a Thursday OTA session after having reconstructive knee surgery on January 9.  He took snaps under center, made throws to his receivers and even briskly jogged between drills while donning a bulky knee brace. ESPN had live coverage of RG3's practice, and the 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year didn't appe

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