Redskins HC Jay Gruden is right when he says that running back Chris Thompson needs to find a way to stay on the field.
Though Gruden did not draft Thompson, he apparently liked him before the 2013 draft. But the knock on Thompson is durability and if he continues to miss time, then he will be in trouble.
Running backs Lache Seastrunk and Silas Redd both have a lot to prove in the pass game, especially in protection. Seastrunk has had some rough moments in this area. But Thompson’s lack of durability opens the door for others.
It also could mean Roy Helu Jr. ends up with the third down job. That was something some beat reporters were questioning even before camp. Some thought Helu would be challenged by Thompson for the job.