LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — The unbeaten San Francisco 49ers will be without injured receiver Deebo Samuel and defensive tackle D.J. Jones on Sunday at the Washington Redskins.
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ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — On Day 3 of the NFL draft, the Washington Redskins made one fourth-round pick for the long-term future and another for immediate help.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the move says the Washington Redskins have agreed to re-sign running back Adrian Peterson to an $8 million, two-year deal.
HONOLULU (AP) — Leave it to the oldest rookie to best illustrate how the PGA Tour has become such a young man's game.
Chris Thompson tried for 19 years to reach the highest level of golf, and he finally earned a PGA Tour card when he was 42. With every year he spent on mini-tours from Florida to Arizona, he couldn't help but notice that getting better only meant keeping up.
"It's a profession that not many good players get out of, but there's always good players getting into it," Thompson said.
HONOLULU (AP) — Considering the long road he traveled and the setbacks that followed, it's hard to imagine anyone at the Sony Open who appreciates this island paradise more than Chris Thompson. He could have swum to Hawaii in less time than it took him to reach the PGA Tour.
If there is a mini-tour, chances are he has played it.
Most amazing about Thompson is not that it took him 19 years to get there, but that he never quit trying, even as the odds kept shrinking with age.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Left tackle Trent Williams and cornerback Quinton Dunbar are active for Washington on Thanksgiving against Dallas after missing multiple games with injuries.
Williams missed three straight games with a dislocated right thumb, while Dunbar was sidelined four of the previous five games with nerve damage as part of a shin injury.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Colt McCoy knew exactly what his teammates needed to hear.
In the aftermath of a gut-wrenching two-point loss and the sickening season-ending injury to Alex Smith, McCoy stood up in the Washington Redskins locker room and addressed the group.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have ruled out wide receiver Jamison Crowder, running back Chris Thompson and left tackle Trent Williams for their game Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — All games and no practice reps make Alex Smith a dull quarterback.
Washington's offense is without a trio of key playmakers for Sunday's game against visiting Dallas.
Receivers Paul Richardson (shoulder and knee injuries) and Jamison Crowder (ankle) are inactive as well as third-down back Chris Thompson (rib and knee).
They are three of QB Alex Smith's top four targets so far this season, with Thompson leading the Redskins with 26 catches so far. Richardson ranks third on the team with 16, and Crowder is next with 13.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Chris Thompson feels the pain, not the nerves.
Eleven months ago, the running back was in the middle of a career season with the Washington Redskins before he broke his right fibula on a freak play at the Superdome against the New Orleans Saints. He returns to the site of that injury Monday night looking like his old self but not quite feeling back to normal.
Adrian Peterson knows how most people see running backs in their 30s.
So he asked Washington Redskins legend John Riggins how he dealt with it.
"He was like, 'I'm taking care of my body and I have that mindset of you still got it and that determination. Most importantly, playing real hard,'" Peterson said. "Those are some of the same things that keep me going. It's always good to get confirmation from guys who have done it before."
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers lost at Washington on Sunday, and Mike Daniels lost one of his "buddies" when fellow defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson sustained a season-ending ankle injury.
"You never want to see anybody go down. You don't want to see your worst enemy go down out there," Daniels said Monday. "When you see one of your buddies go down, that makes it even worse. Mo and I are pretty close. He sits right next to me on the plane. I'm like, fudge. It's just all bad."
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — For the last few minutes of the first quarter and all of the second, Washington's offense couldn't be stopped.
Whether it was Alex Smith passing or Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson running, the Redskins simply dominated Arizona up front and the 24-6 Washington victory on Sunday was even more dominant than that score would indicate.
Alex Smith doesn't believe in assigned seats.
As he tried to get to know his new Washington Redskins teammates, Smith sat in a different seat for each meeting.
Defensive line coach Jim Tomsula knew that from his time with Smith in San Francisco, and running back Chris Thompson beamed, "That's a trait from your quarterback that you like to see."
It's a concerted effort by Smith to fit in with the guys, something he did quickly after taking over as the Redskins' franchise quarterback.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Trent Williams and Paul Richardson are pretty sure.
Jay Gruden and Jordan Reed understand there's no way to know.
After the Washington Redskins' starting offense didn't take one snap together as a complete group during the preseason, there's reason for both apprehension and optimism going into their season opener Sept. 9 at the Arizona Cardinals.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have signed four-time All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson.
The team announced the deal Monday after meeting with Peterson. Jamaal Charles and Orleans Darkwa also visited the Redskins the past two days after several injuries at the position, with the team opting to sign Peterson and De'Veon Smith.
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Chris Thompson goes out for a pass route with his right leg on his mind.
Eight months since breaking his right fibula, Thompson still thinks about it when running and making sudden moves. Now two days into his first taste of team drills at training camp, the Washington Redskins' 2017 offensive MVP is attempting to get over the mental hurdle of rehabbing from surgery and getting back to normal.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jay Gruden isn't handing the starting running back job to rookie Derrius Guice.
The Washington Redskins coach wants Guice — or someone else — to earn it.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden says defensive lineman Stacy McGee and cornerback Joshua Holsey will begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list.
Gruden announced the injury statuses Wednesday during his annual camp-opening news conference ahead of the first on-field workouts Thursday.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — With their losing records and their shaky defenses and their injury-depleted rosters, the Washington Redskins and New York Giants are not exactly ready for prime time, let alone for a national audience tuning in on Thanksgiving night.
The teams are a combined 6-14, including 0-5 in the NFC East. Dynamic players such as New York wideout Odell Beckham Jr. and Washington running back Chris Thompson are done for the season.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Tight end Jordan Reed, defensive lineman Terrell McClain, center Chase Roullier and safety Montae Nicholson will miss the Washington Redskins' game against the New York Giants.
There might be other Redskins sidelined, too.
Coach Jay Gruden said Wednesday that seven or eight players will be game-time decisions Thursday night, indicating that left tackle Trent Williams is among that group.
This will be Reed's fourth consecutive game out with a hamstring injury.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have placed starting running back Rob Kelley and inside linebacker Will Compton on injured reserve.
The team announced several moves Tuesday, including signing free agent defensive lineman Caraun Reid and Philadelphia Eagles practice squad running back Byron Marshall.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With over a third of the Washington Redskins' offensive touchdowns, third-down back Chris Thompson is a must-start, fantasy football dream.
Thompson is enjoying a breakout season and is a major reason Washington (3-3) and staying competitive amid a lot of injuries. His performance is also masking a host of offensive woes.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Chris Thompson is quickly becoming a matchup nightmare.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Convinced no one outside their locker room gave them a chance to beat the Oakland Raiders, the Washington Redskins put together the kind of complete performance that made them worthy of the prime-time spotlight.
Kirk Cousins threw for 365 yards and three touchdowns, Chris Thompson had 188 all-purpose yards and a score and the Redskins sacked Derek Carr four times, forced three turnovers and held the Raiders to 128 yards in a dominating 27-10 victory on Sunday night.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Tight end Jordan Reed, running back Rob Kelley and linebacker Mason Foster won't play for the Washington Redskins in their Sunday night game against the Oakland Raiders.
Reed has been limited at practice all week with a chest/rib injury, Kelley with a rib injury and Foster with a shoulder injury. Each player was listed as questionable after injuries suffered last week at the Los Angeles Rams.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Chris Thompson remembers in vivid detail the passes he dropped, the routes he didn't run well enough and the sacks he allowed.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even Kirk Cousins was OK with how much the Washington Redskins ran the ball in a 27-20 victory against their former offensive coordinator, Sean McVay, and the Los Angeles Rams.
The Redskins (1-1) rushed 39 times for 229 yards, including touchdown runs of 71 and 7 yards by Chris Thompson on Sunday.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have signed running back Chris Thompson to a contract extension.
The team announced the deal Tuesday but did not provide details. The extension comes five days before the season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. Thompson is expected to continue his role as the third-down back and return kicks in Week 1.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — When the Washington Redskins went three-and-out on the first two drives of their third preseason game, players feared they'd get an earful.
"We didn't want to make coach Gruden more upset than he already was," running back Chris Thompson said.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Running back Chris Thompson has re-signed with the Washington Redskins.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Carson Wentz had the Philadelphia Eagles 17 yards from victory in the final minute, it didn't matter the team was down to one running back, a fourth-string right tackle and third long snapper.
They didn't get it done and nobody was making excuses.
"We lost. That's what really matters," Wentz said. "We didn't finish at the end. We had a chance to finish the game and win it on offense and we didn't do that."
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chris Thompson kept running into the end zone on one of those rare times scoring a touchdown wasn't the optimal play.
Ryan Kerrigan made sure it didn't matter.
Thompson had a 25-yard TD run with 1:53 remaining, Kerrigan forced a turnover in the red zone and the Washington Redskins beat the Philadelphia Eagles 27-22 on Sunday.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed will miss Sunday's game at the Arizona Cardinals with a sprained left shoulder.
Redskins coach Jay Gruden announced Friday that Reed would sit out. It'll be the third game missed this season by Reed, who leads the Redskins with 59 catches. He has 630 yards receiving and five TDs.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins running back Matt Jones was held out of practice Wednesday with a knee injury.
Coach Jay Gruden says Jones reported soreness while moving laterally and pain when cutting. It's unclear how the injury will affect Jones' availability for the Redskins' game Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals in London.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Missing their biggest offensive target and facing one of the NFL's top defenses, the Washington Redskins looked as in command as they've been all season.
Kirk Cousins threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns, the three-headed running attack of Matt Jones, Robert Kelley and Chris Thompson combined for 231 yards and a touchdown and the Redskins ran roughshod over the Philadelphia Eagles in a 27-20 victory on Sunday.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Running back Matt Jones is listed as questionable but expects to play for the Washington Redskins in their season opener Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Jones is almost fully healed after separating his left shoulder Aug. 19 and is confident he'll be 100 percent by game time. He has been a full participant in practice but was considered questionable because the NFL removed the "probable" distinction beginning this season.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Matt Jones slipped on a yellow non-contact jersey at the Washington Redskins' Monday morning practice as a precaution for the starting running back's separated left shoulder, though he was not happy about wearing it.
Jones, the second-year pro expected to start for the Redskins this season, is adamant that he will be ready Monday night when Washington hosts the Pittsburgh Steelers in the season opener for both teams.