Thomas' foot could be a bigger issue than the Meriweather suspension

Thomas' foot could be a bigger issue than the Meriweather suspension
August 27, 2014, 12:00 pm
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The big news around Redskins Park on Tuesday was the two-game suspension of Brandon Meriweather. But another development at the safety position may turn out to be much more important in the long run.

Phillip Thomas, who was drafted in the fourth round in 2013 with the hopes that he could take Meriweather’s position some day, missed a second straight day of practice with soreness in his left foot. He missed all of last season after having surgery to repair a Lisfranc injury in that same foot.

The team medical staff is concerned to the point where Thomas won’t be traveling with the team to Tampa Bay. Instead, he will be going to North Carolina to see Dr. Robert Anderson.

"He's going to go to the same doctor that did his surgery and get it checked out from him and get another opinion from him and see what’s going on with it,” said coach Jay Gruden. “He's got something down there. He feels some soreness and we're just going through all the avenues to make sure that he gets checked out the right way. He's going to be out for the game though, for sure."

He has already missed a substantial amount of time due to a hamstring injury. There is no point in speculating until we know more about the injury but the possibility exists for a major shakeup at safety when the 53-man roster is finalized.

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