With Santana Moss (shin splints), James Thrash (neck) and Malcolm Kelly (knee) already watching, the last thing the Redskins needed was another ailing receiver, but that’s the case.
Devin Thomas joined fellow second-year man Kelly on the sideline this morning with an injured hamstring suffered during a Friday afternoon collision with safety Reed Doughty. Thomas might miss the rest of this weekend’s minicamp as well as this week’s organized team activities.
“We had run a reverse, Reed had come over [to make the tackle} and they got their feet crossed and fell to the ground,” coach Jim Zorn explained. “He just felt something in his hamstring so we shut him down. I don’t think it’s pulled. It’s just irritated so we’ll give him a rest. I don’t want it to pull. I don’t want him to have a [major] setback. I want him to be healthy as we go along [for the June OTAs].”
Thomas missed much of last summer with a pulled hamstring and wound up catching just 15 passes for 120 yards and no touchdowns as a rookie. Zorn wants either Thomas or fellow 2008 second-rounder Kelly to play so well this summer that veteran Antwaan Randle El becomes more of a slot receiver with the youngster starting outside.
— David Elfin