Chris Thompson

San Francisco 49ers
Running Back #25
San Francisco 49ers
Running Back #25

Chris Thompson News

Let go Saturday

Thompson (undisclosed) was waived by the 49ers on Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Thompson missed the entire 2020 season with an undisclosed injury. The undrafted free agent has yet to take a snap in the NFL since entering the league in 2018.

Mar 20, 2021 2:10 PM EST


Heads to IR

Thompson (undisclosed) cleared waivers Sunday and reverted to the 49ers' injured reserve, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports.

Analysis: Unless Thompson reaches an injury settlement with the 49ers, he won't play in the 2020 season. It's still unclear what kind of injury the 26-year-old wideout is battling, but if it's not severe, he'll likely have another chance at an NFL roster this training camp.

Aug 16, 2020 2:30 PM EST



Let go with injury tag

The 49ers waived/injured Thompson (undisclosed) on Saturday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: If Thompson clears waivers, he'll revert to the 49ers' injured reserve and await a potential injury settlement. The 26-year-old wideout hasn't played an NFL game since the 2017 season, so even if he reaches a settlement, he's a longshot to make an NFL roster.

Aug 15, 2020 5:57 PM EST


Let go by Niners

Thompson was waived by the 49ers on Saturday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: The additions of Tavon Austin and J.J. Nelson created a suddenly deep 49ers wide receiving corps, with Thompson on the outside looking in. Thompson hasn't played in a regular-season game since 2017.

Aug 15, 2020 1:37 PM EST


Sticking in San Fran

Thompson signed a reserve/future contract with the 49ers on Tuesday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Thompson spent parts of training camp with the 49ers and eventually signed to the practice squad in December, and he's now set to remain with the team for the offseason program. The 25-year-old hasn't seen NFL action since appearing in 13 games as a rookie with the Texans in 2017.

Feb 4, 2020 4:53 PM EST



Joins practice squad

The 49ers signed Thompson to the practice squad Tuesday, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Thompson spent much of the offseason in San Francisco, and he now rejoins the team as a member of the practice squad. The third-year pro could be a candidate to bump to the active roster later in the season if he shows well on special teams.

Dec 3, 2019 3:21 PM EST


Back in San Francisco

Thompson signed a contract with the 49ers on Wednesday.

Analysis: Thompson was waived by the 49ers earlier in training camp, and now rejoins the team in a depth capacity. The third-year wideout faces long odds to make the 53-man roster, but it's somewhat encouraging that San Francisco was interested enough to give him a second chance.

Aug 21, 2019 1:17 PM EST


Parts ways with 49ers

Thompson was waived by the 49ers on Thursday.

Analysis: Thompson spent less than a week in San Francisco after being cut by the Texans. The second-year wideout will now search for a depth role elsewhere in the league.

Aug 8, 2019 10:27 AM EST


Teaming with 49ers

Thompson signed a contract with the 49ers on Saturday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Thompson will take the roster spot of Max McCaffrey, who was released Saturday. The second-year receiver played a handful of snaps for the Texans last season, recording a team-high 54 receiving yards in Week 17 with much of the team's receiving corps out due to a litany of injuries. He'll fill a depth role for the 49ers with a number of players ahead of him on the depth chart.

Aug 3, 2019 11:30 AM EST


Cut by Texans

Thompson was released by the Texans on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Thompson had been absent for over a week with a concussion, but he was able to return to practice recently. However, it looks like Thompson was not in the Texans' future plans and he'll now look to latch onto another team with just a couple weeks to go before the start of the season.

Aug 28, 2018 9:07 AM EST


Back at practice following concussion absence

Thompson (concussion) has returned to practice, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Thompson's concussion kept him out of competition for about a month so he'll have some ground to make up in the receiver position battles department. It's unclear what the Texans' plans are for Thompson down the road, but it seems as if his preseason showing could heavily sway the organization's feel about him in the short term.

Aug 23, 2018 11:08 AM EST


Passes through concussion protocol

Thompson has cleared concussion protocol, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Thompson has been sidelined for a pair of weeks while recovering from the issue and appears to be ready to return after a pair of weeks on the sidelines. The second-year wideout made five grabs and contributed as a returner, though it's unclear if he's expected to repeat in that role this season.

Aug 22, 2018 9:05 PM EST


Dealing with concussion

Thompson has been sidelined the last week due to a concussion, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Thompson, an undrafted free agent a year ago out of the University of Florida, appeared in 13 for the Texans in 2017, seeing time mostly on special teams as a gunner and returner. The news of his concussion brings more clarity to Houston's decision to sign wide receiver / kick returner Quan Bray on Sunday. He's making a sound recovery from the concussion and is nearly done with the symptoms.

Aug 13, 2018 9:09 AM EST


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