ATLANTA -- The Washington Football Team lost two valuable offensive players during its 34-30 victory Sunday over the Atlanta Falcons. Tight end Logan Thomas and right guard Brandon Scherff both were ruled out with injuries.
Thomas hurt his right hamstring on Washington's first possession of the game and never returned. It's uncertain on which play he suffered the injury. He was initially ruled as questionable to return. After trainers checked him out on the sideline, Thomas tested the hamstring with various cuts, and shortly thereafter he was ruled out.
Scherff, Washington's best offensive lineman, hurt his knee on a 21-yard field goal in the third quarter. He immediately headed to the locker room. He was replaced by veteran Wes Schweitzer.
Washington lacks proven depth at the position, with Ricky Seals-Jones the primary backup along with rookie John Bates. Thomas has been a crucial target with 12 receptions for 117 yards and two touchdowns in the first three games.
Washington also has rookie Sammis Reyes, who has been inactive the first three games. It's the first year of playing organized football for the former college basketball player.
Adding to Washington's woes, rookie receiver Dyami Brown was ruled out in the third quarter of Sunday's game with a knee injury.