Redskins’ Phillip Thomas out for the season

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Washington Redskins rookie safety Phillip Thomas is out for the season with a torn Lisfranc ligament in his left foot.

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan announced that Thomas, a fourth-round draft pick from Fresno State, will undergo surgery and be out four to five months.

It's a blow to a secondary that was counting on Thomas' playmaking skills opposite fellow rookie safety Bacarri Rambo..

Now, the Redskins will be counting on Brandon Meriweather opposite Rambo and possibly Reed Doughty or DeJon Gomes.

At least Meriweather has experience as a former Pro Bowl selection.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

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