With Guice out for the year, ideally Thompson could resume a similar role this season, but that seems unlikely that he will be able to handle that level of snaps. If his snap count needs to be severely reduced and his effectiveness decreases, the Redskins running back production could be a major issue this season.
“You put on a vest and see,” he said when asked how much he notices it during practice. “It restricts you in a lot of areas, obviously gravity. It restricts you in your ability to get in and out of breaks faster. Everything you do is mental; be disciplined in your mind and you can go through anything.”
From 2009 to 2014, Charles put up absurd numbers. He approached 2,000 total yards from scrimmage in both 2013 and 2010, and put up more than 1,700 total yards in 2012. It’s worth adding that Charles found great success with Alex Smith when both were playing in Kansas City.
Today at practice the Redskins had three running backs on the field. Rob Kelley and Kapri Bibbs are fully healthy while Chris Thompson is limited as he recovers from a broken leg he suffered last November.
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In 2017 the Redskins averaged 123 rushing yards per game in their first five games. In their last 11 games, they averaged 76 per game.
Apke had a really good game with three tackles, a pass defensed and an interception off a tipped pass. Apke was in with the 2nd unit so he played versus some of the Jets starters and looked good overall. His speed and athleticism was very apparent throughout his time in the game. Apke definitely needs some time to develop, but he’s showing a lot of future potential and at the very least could be a solid back-up/core special teamer.