Chris Thompson hasn’t touched the ball all that much through the first three weeks of the season, but he’s made them count.
Thompson has gained 350 yards on 27 touches, including a 74-yard gain on a catch to help the Redskins to a 27-10 victory over the Raiders. As seems inevitable when a player is averaging just under 13 yards a touch, coach Jay Gruden was asked on Monday if he plans to give Thompson a bigger share of the offensive pie.
“He’s going to keep pushing me for them, but he’s not going to get them,” Gruden said, via ESPN.com.
Thompson had 14 touches against Oakland, but Kelley was out with a rib injury and Perine left the game with a knee injury. The Skins have said for years they want to keep Thompson touches in check. Gruden said Monday Kelley is still the team's number-one back but is a question mark for Week 4.