Chris Thompson is still rehabbing from shoulder surgery and could miss the team’s offseason program, the Redskins running back told CSN.
Thompson, who enjoyed a breakout season in 2015 and signed a one-year contract extension this week, missed a couple of games because of the injury late last season but returned to play in the final two regular season contests and the Wild Card game. The fourth-year pro, however, had the labrum in his left shoulder surgically repaired in late January.
On Friday, Thompson indicated in a brief conversation that his recovery is progressing well. He also said he’ll likely miss OTAs and minicamp, but is aiming to be full-go by the start of training camp.
The Redskins have not announced their offseason dates, but the program can begin April 18, with OTAs to follow in late May. Training camp is expected to begin the last week of July in Richmond.
Thompson’s timetable likely means the Redskins are planning to a running back or two in the coming weeks via free agency and/or the draft. Washington’s roster currently features Matt Jones, who had minor hip surgery this offseason, Thompson, Mack Brown and Silas Redd Jr., who missed the 2015 campaign after tearing the ACL and MCL in his right knee.
Veterans Alfred Morris and Pierre Thomas, meanwhile, remain unsigned, with the former set to visit the Cowboys on Monday.