Thomas tears biceps in win over Jets

PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles defensive tackle Hollis Thomas will miss the remainder of the year after tearing his left biceps during Sunday's win over the Jets, the team announced Monday.

"He's very disappointed," said head coach Andy Reid in his press conference at the NovaCare Complex Monday morning. "We all know Hollis is a nice guy and very jovial, but Hollis very competitive. He is very disappointed."

Hollis was making a comeback from foot surgeries that cost him the 2001-02 playoffs and all of the 2002 season.

Hollis becomes the fourth Eagles defensive lineman to be out for the year, joining tackle Paul Grasmanis (Achilles tendon) and ends Jamaal Green (fibula) and Derrick Burgess (Achilles).

"This is the game that we play," defensive tackle Corey Simon said. "Unfortunately, injuries happen. But you can't make excuses when you step out there on Sunday. Nobody wants to hear about how many guys you have out."

Also, Running back-returner Brian Westbrook probably will miss Sunday's game against Atlanta with a high left-ankle sprain, and Pro Bowl cornerback Bobby Taylor could miss his second straight game with a foot strain. The team also placed Pro Bowl guard Jermane Mayberry on injured reserve Monday, and the team signed Kevin Dogins to
take his place.

Mayberry was lost for the season after tearing a tendon in his
left elbow Oct. 19 against the Giants. He will have reconstructive
surgery Wednesday.

Dogins, a five-year veteran, played in 31 of 32 games for the
Bears from 2001-02. He attended this past training camp with
Atlanta but was released before the season.