Commanders rule out TE Logan Thomas (concussion)

Field Level Media

September 22, 2023 at 7:53 pm.

Washington Commanders tight end Logan Thomas will miss Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills due to a concussion, head coach Ron Rivera confirmed Friday.

Wide receiver Curtis Samuel is listed as questionable. He was a full participant Wednesday and Thursday while coming back from a hip injury, but sat out Friday due to an illness.

Thomas was hit in the helmet by Broncos safety Kareem Jackson after catching a 4-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter of a 35-32 Week 2 win at Denver. Jackson was ejected from the game but avoided a suspension.

Thomas, 32, started the first two games this season and caught six of 11 targets for 65 yards and a touchdown.

He has 170 catches for 1,571 yards and 13 scores in 80 career games (44 starts) with the Arizona Cardinals (2014), Buffalo Bills (2017-18), Detroit Lions (2019) and Washington.

Second-string tight end John Bates and backups Cole Turner and Curtis Hodges figure to see larger roles Sunday when the Commanders (2-0) host the Bills (1-1).

Samuel, 27, has eight catches for 73 yards and no touchdowns through two games. He has 263 receptions for 2,843 yards and 18 TDs in 77 games (46 starts) with the Carolina Panthers (2017-20) and Washington.

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