Redskins' RG Thomas to IR with torn triceps


Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

The Redskins did little to fortify their offensive line in the offseason and it's already coming back to haunt them. Veteran right guard Randy Thomas tore his right triceps and will be placed on injured reserve, according to coach Jim Zorn. It's not the type of loss the Skins are prepared to deal with -- especially this early in the season.

On Sunday, Will Montgomery replaced Thomas against the Rams. And there's also the option of second-year player Chad Rinehart, who's never played in a regular-season game. The Skins could also reach out to 36-year-old Pete Kendall, who played the '07 and '08 seasons on arthritic knees. I think they'll end up going with Rinehart so Montgomery can continue serving as the backup center.

Oh, and there's the part about Rinehart being the team's No. 96 overall pick in 2008. Rinehart started 37 games for Northern Iowa at left tackle. The Skins like his versatility, and now it's time to put it to use.