Washington Football Team tight end Logan Thomas returned from injured reserve a week ago following a seven-week stint on the sidelines. Just two games later, Thomas is heading back to IR for good, ending his 2021 campaign.
And now he has a bit of company as the Washington Football Team announced a couple of moves involving linebackers on Tuesday. Khaleke Hudson, who made his first start of the season against the Raiders on Sunday, goes to IR with an ankle injury.. Hudson was a fifth-round pick in 2020 and a core special-teamer.
Washington filled The roster spot by signing undrafted rookie linebacker Milo Eifler off of Miami’s practice squad.
Meanwhile, back to the offense ….
In both games Thomas played, he was a major factor in a Washington win. But the team fears Thomas suffered a torn ACL and MCL on what some will argue was a dirty play.
The offense has played the majority of the season without its biggest, best Red Zone-target, so moving forward in the five games without him won't be foreign. But it's definitely a loss for offensive coordinator Scott Turner's unit.
Rookies John Bates and Sammis Reyes are next in line, but neither have proven to be a major threat as receivers. Instead, the team will likely turn to running back Antonio Gibson to shoulder even more of the load on offense.
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Gibson is riding a ton of momentum and has been one of the most successful backs in the NFL over the last month.
Thomas' return to the lineup didn't minimize Gibson's value, but his absence now increases his value.
On this episode of "Locked On Washington Football Team," hosts Chris Russell and David Harrison discuss Washington's 17-15 win over the Raiders. … and begin to turn the page to a Thomas-less WFT hosting Dallas on Sunday.
They talk about Thomas' injury and how it affects the team moving forward.
Chris and David also touch on how Gibson will need to step up as a primary creator with Thomas out and his career achievement of 2,000 scrimmage yards in his career.