Redskins place Samuels on IR, sign two new OL

Updated: December 10, 2008, 10:36 AM ET
Associated Press

ASHBURN, Va. -- Five-time Pro Bowl left tackle Chris Samuels was placed on injured reserve Tuesday as the Washington Redskins made a slew of moves following an injury-filled loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

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Samuels will require surgery after tearing his right triceps in the fourth quarter of the 24-10 loss. Also placed on injured reserve was offensive lineman Justin Geisinger, who sustained a meniscus injury in his left knee while serving as an emergency fill-in for Samuels and injured right tackle Jon Jansen.

Jansen, who sprained a ligament in his left knee in the fourth quarter, remains on the active roster, although it remains unclear whether he will be able to play again this season. Stephon Heyer and Jason Fabini are expected to start at tackle Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.

To fill the roster spots, the Redskins promoted tackle Devin Clark from the practice squad and also signed Will Montgomery, a third-year guard who has played 13 career games with Carolina and the New York Jets.

The Redskins also released defensive end Erasmus James and signed receiver Marques Hagans and guard Rueben Riley to the practice squad. Receiver Devin Aromashodu was signed off the Redskins' practice squad to the Chicago Bears active roster.

James, acquired in a trade in May after three injury-plagued seasons with Minnesota, never regained his old form and was inactive for eight of the Redskins' 13 games.


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