Redskins extend RB Chris Thompson

The Washington Redskins are keeping their veteran leader at the running back position around for a few more years.

On Tuesday, the Redskins announced a contract extension for running back Chris Thompson.

Thompson, 26, is entering his fourth season with the Redskins after being selected in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Florida State.

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Where Thompson has made a name for himself recently is as a third down back. But his role could expand this season. The story quoted HC Jay Gruden as saying, "First and second down, there is some feature players we like for him in the backfield." Thompson had a career-high 49 catches last season.

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