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News & Notes: Thomas Suffers Another Triceps Injury


Despite the Redskins' 9-7 win over the St. Louis Rams, the mood in the locker room was somewhat somber as teammates reflected on the loss of Randy Thomas, who suffered a strained right triceps in the game.

Thomas suffered the injury in the second quarter and did not return to the game. He was scheduled for an MRI to further evaluate the extent of the injury.

"We are going to look at it," Jim Zorn in the moments after the game.

Jason Campbell talked about Thomas as if he would miss significant time.

"Other guys have to step up," Campbell said, "and we have to help them along the way. It's definitely tough because Randy has that experience, and that experience helps you a lot in games.

"He has seen a lot of looks that you may not have practiced, but when he sees it in a game, he helps you adjust to it. With a younger guy, it's totally different."

Thomas watched the second half of the game from the Redskins' bench. His injured arm was wrapped tightly.

It's the second time in three seasons that Thomas has suffered a triceps injury. In 2007, he suffered a torn triceps to his left arm.

On Sunday, Will Montgomery replaced Thomas in the lineup.

Chad Rinehart, Thomas's backup on the depth chart, was inactive for the game.

When Thomas went down, the Redskins were left in a somewhat precarious situation the rest of the game.

For the second week in a row, the Redskins had activated just seven offensive linemen, with Montgomery and Mike Williams as the backups.

With Montgomery in at guard, there was no backup interior lineman available on the Redskins' bench the rest of the game.

Fortunately, the offensive line did not suffer any more injuries the rest of the game.

If Thomas does end up missing substantial time, then Rinehart could be in line for his first NFL action next week against the Detroit Lions.


Jason Campbell suffered a sprained ankle in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Rams.

He showed resiliency and toughness by finishing out the game.

"I stayed away from plays where he had to run, but then he took off and ran on a really nice play in the fourth quarter," Jim Zorn said. "I was really proud of how he played with the injury."

Campbell finished the game with 23-of-35 pass completions for 242 yards and also had 28 rushing yards. He was sacked once in the game.

Asked about the injury, Campbell said that "a [defender] just kind of rolled it up and it was kind of tender the rest of the game."

"I just remember trying to fight through it and not pay any attention to it," Campbell added.


The Redskins deactivated Fred Smoot for Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams.

Smoot remains slowed by a rib injury that he suffered in practice last week. He was listed as questionable heading into the game.

Rookie cornerback Kevin Barnes is also among the inactive Redskins. That means the Redskins' backups to starters DeAngelo Hall and Carlos Rogers are Justin Tryon and Byron Westbrook.

The Redskins' complete list of inactives was as follows: Barnes, Smoot, Edwin Williams, Robert Henson, Chad Rinehart, D'Anthony Batiste, Anthony Montgomery and Renaldo Wynn.

Montgomery was slowed by knee tendonitis in practice last week.

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