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Chris Thompson signs restricted free agent tender

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Friday is the deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets with other teams, leaving players with little choice beyond signing their tenders if they are going to play during the 2017 season.

Running back Chris Thompson didn’t sign with anyone else since being tendered by the Redskins, so that’s just what he decided to do. The team announced that Thompson has signed his tender.

Thompson played more snaps than any other Redskins running back last season and set career highs in rushing attempts, rushing yards, receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns. MostĀ of that work came as the team’s third-down back as Thompson spelled both Matt Jones and Rob Kelley when they were in the lead back role.

Both of those backs remain on the roster heading into the 2017 season and there’s been chatter about the team adding another back to the mix in the draft next week.

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6 Responses to “Chris Thompson signs restricted free agent tender”
  1. jtbaudendistel says: Apr 21, 2017 4:13 PM

    This guy is gonna have a breakout year. Chalk it up. #Sleeper

  2. oswizard says: Apr 21, 2017 6:51 PM

    Thompson may be the best third down back in football. One of the reasons NOT to draft a RB in the 1st round. Go defense first two or three rounds and take the best back available as a compliment to Thompson in the 4th or 5th. Please fix the defense. Make it the priority.

  3. greg3117 says: Apr 21, 2017 6:56 PM

    Dude is a baller. A lot of fun to watch on 3rd downs, heck any down he’s in!

  4. beastmode24 says: Apr 21, 2017 8:41 PM

    What round designation was he tendered with?

  5. nitzenbaum - not yer momma's 'skins fan says: Apr 21, 2017 9:30 PM

    2nd round tender.

  6. keys2heat says: Apr 22, 2017 5:54 AM

    Hail to the Redskins!

    ….uh oh, run to your safe-spaces.

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