The Washington Times - October 31, 2009, 04:16PM

The Redskins announced a few minutes ago that left tackle Chris Samuels has been placed on injured reserve, officially ending his season.

Samuels sustained a neck injury early in the Carolina game three weeks ago and said eight days ago that he would wait 3-4 months before deciding whether he would retire.

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The Redskins now have an open roster spot and must decide early in the coming week whether to sign an offensive lineman or a tight end. Chris Cooley is expected to miss four weeks with a broken foot, leaving the team with only two healthy tight ends — Fred Davis and Todd Yoder.

— Ryan O’Halloran