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Former Redskins reunite in Jacksonville

Chris Thompson signs with the Jags, which is also the new home team for Jay Gruden.
Credit: AP
Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson (25) runs with the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Former Redskin Chris Thompson has signed a 1-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He will be rejoining his old coach. Former Redskins head coach Jay Gruden is now the offensive coordinator for the Jags.

Thompson came up with the Redskins as a fifth round draft pick. 2017 was his best season as he produced over 800 all-purpose yards and scored 6 touchdowns.

Injuries, including a broken leg, have set him back since that year. Thompson has not played a full season since 2016.

When healthy he has been good as a third down back and is a threat catching passes out of the backfield.