Redskins' Phillip Thomas out for the season

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.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.