Can WR Thomas do enough to crack the starting lineup in week one?

CBS Sports says that wide out Devin Thomas will likely play more against the Cards in the preseason finale on Thursday, but overall he is quickly slipping down the depth charts and probably won’t be a starter come week one.

Redskins WR Devin Thomas is expected to see more playing time in Thursday’s preseason finale against the Cardinals in Arizona after he didn’t get any playing time at wide receiver Friday night at the Jets. “Had to make some decisions today about who we’re going to play,” Shanahan said after Friday’s game. “It’s really hard to get receivers in the mix unless you play them, get them running a little bit.” But Shanahan said Thomas will get “a lot” of action next week. Thomas is vying for a shot to start opposite Santana Moss, but the fact he didn’t play much in Friday’s game is not a good sign. The third game of the preseason is thought of as the dress rehearsal for the start of the regular season with regulars playing the longest they will at any point in the preseason and with teams game planning and going through weekly routines like they will during the regular season. If Thomas wasn’t a part of the dress rehearsal, it isn’t a good sign that he’ll be a starter come Week 1.


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