Washington closes tight Logan Thomas will train for the first time on Wednesday since being placed on the injury bench on October 6. Thomas has been dealing with a hamstring injury that has left him with just four games this season.
Washington now has 21 days to activate Thomas, who has 12 hits at 117 yards and two touchdowns this season. The soccer team’s next match is at home against Seattle Seahawks Football Team on Sunday.
Thomas, 30, is having the best stats season of his career. In his first season with Washington, the former Cardinals, Bills and Lions caught 72 passes from 670 yards and six touchdowns. Thomas’s contributions helped Washington win its first championship in five years. Thomas was also a major contributor to Washington’s wild card loss for the last Super Bowl champion Sugarcane seller within the Wild-card round. Thomas caught five 74-yard passes in Washington’s 31-23 loss.
Thomas’ return will be a big boost for a Washington team that has won two games in a row after starting the season 2-6. Washington’s passing game continues to run through the machine Terry McLaurin, who led the team with 54 contacts for 735 yards and five touchdowns. Run back JD McKissic second on the team with 38 tackles for 371 yards. With Thomas out, tight end Ricky the Seal-Jones contributed with 23 tackles for 230 yards and two touchdowns.
Washington received solid play at the end of the year from midfield Taylor Heinicke. In the team’s past two games, Heinicke completed nearly 78% of his passes with four touchdowns and no interceptions. In last Sunday’s 27-21 win in Carolina, Heinicke went 16/22 206 meters with three touchdowns. He led Washington to two goalscoring records in the fourth quarter while helping Washington coach Ron Rivera beat his former team for the first time.
Washington is just a comeback match of Vikings and Saints in the race to secure one of the final playoff points of the NFC wild card. They are also half the game behind Panthers and Eagle, both from 5-6 to 11 games. Washington and Philadelphia will face off against each other twice over a three-week period in games that could potentially help determine the NFC knockout zone.