Jacksonville is signing running back Chris Thompson to a one-year deal, the team announced Friday.
Thompson's best season came in 2017, when he tallied over 800 all-purpose yards and six touchdowns with the Redskins. A broken leg and uncertainty associated with it have hampered Thompson in recent seasons, and he's failed to play a full campaign since 2016.
Washington's addition of Peyton Barber eliminated the need to attempt to retain Thompson, who remained available on the free-agent market until Friday. Thompson is set to fill a pass-catching need for the Jaguars, who definitely were in the market for a second option at the position behind bruising back Leonard Fournette. Gardner Minshew will now have a new target out of the backfield as the Jaguars continue toward their goal of returning to contention.
Elsewhere in transactional news Friday:
The team released recently retired left tackle Joe Staley with an injury settlement, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported, per a source informed. The team will sign him eventually and put him on the reserve/retired list.
» The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with free-agent defensive back Ibraheim Campbell, the team announced. Campbell, a five-year veteran, spent the past two seasons in Green Bay.
» The Baltimore Ravens announced two peculiar undrafted rookie free-agent additions. Cornerback Jeff Hector, of Redlands University, and fullback Bronson Rechsteiner -- son of former pro wrestler Rick Steiner -- out of Kennesaw State.