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Redskins RB Chris Thompson out Sunday vs. Buccaneers

Chris Thompson, Redskins

Chris Thompson was one of the most dangerous running backs in the NFL last season and came alive for the Washington Redskins before going down with a season-ending injury. In the first two games of the 2018 season, Thompson looked like he would pick up where he left off. Unfortunately, injury issues have once again slowed him down.

Over the past few weeks, Thompson has been dealing with rib and knee injuries. According to a report from John Keim of ESPN via Pro Football Talk, the Redskins have ruled Thompson out for their Week 10 matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Washington running back Chris Thompson won’t return this week. Coach Jay Gruden said Thursday, via John Keim of ESPN, that the team has ruled out Thompson for Sunday’s game.

The report also mentions that Thompson has been forced to miss three out of the Redskins’ last four games. He played against the New York Giants on October 28 but did not have too much of an impact.

Washington’s offense is much more lethal with Thompson on the field. There are very few running backs capable of being better than Thompson as a third-down back. His ability to break big plays both on the ground and as a receiver has killed many opposing defenses.

In the five games that he has played this season with the Redskins, Thompson has racked up 26 carries for 113 yards. He has also caught 28 passes for 209 yards and a touchdown.

Hopefully, Thompson will be able to return for the Redskins in Week 11 against the Houston Texans. Washington is currently 5-3, which has them in first place in the NFC East.

All of that being said, Washington will continue running back Adrian Peterson as the starter and Kapri Bibbs as their third-down back.