Eagles lose Hollis Thomas for season

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The injury-plagued Philadelphia Eagles have lost defensive tackle Hollis Thomas do the remainder of the season because of a torn left biceps.

Thomas suffered the injury late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 24-17 victory over the New York Jets. He will undergo season-ending surgery on Tuesday.


"He's very disappointed," said Coach Andy Reid. "We all know Hollis is a nice guy and very jovial, but Hollis very competitive. He is very disappointed."

Thomas is the fourth member of the Eagles' defensive line to suffer a season-ending injury, joining ends Derrick Burgess (Achilles) and Jamaal Green (leg) and tackle Paul Grasmanis (Achilles).

Also, defensive end Jerome McDougle, the team's first-round pick, has yet to play this season because of a severely sprained ankle.

Thomas, 29, missed all of last season with a foot injury, but the 6-foot, 306-pounder returned this season and had 16 tackles while playing in all seven games.

The Eagles also placed guard Jermane Mayberry on injured reserve. He has a torn tendon in his left elbow.

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