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Washington tight end Logan Thomas will practice for the first time on Wednesday since being placed on injured reserve on October 6. Thomas has been dealing with a hamstring injury that has limited him to just four games this season. 

Washington now has 21 days to activate Thomas, who has 12 receptions for 117 yards and two touchdowns this season. The Football Team's next game is a home matchup against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. 

Thomas, 30, is coming off of the best statistical season of his career. During his first season with Washington, the former Cardinals, Bills and Lions tight end caught 72 passes for 670 yards and six touchdowns. Thomas' contributions helped Washington capture its first division title in five years. Thomas was also a key contributor in Washington's wild-card loss to the eventual Super Bowl champion Buccaneers in the wild-card round. Thomas caught five passes for 74 yards in Washington's 31-23 defeat. 

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Thomas' return would be a big boost for a Washington team that has won two straight games after a 2-6 start to the season. Washington's passing game continues to run through receiver Terry McLaurin, who leads the team with 54 receptions for 735 yards and five touchdowns. Running back J.D. McKissic is second on the team with 38 receptions for 371 yards. With Thomas out, fellow tight end Ricky Seals-Jones has contributed with 23 receptions for 230 yards and two touchdowns. 

Washington has received solid play as of late from quarterback Taylor Heinicke. Over the team's past two games, Heinicke has completed nearly 78% of his passes with four touchdowns and no interceptions. In last Sunday's 27-21 win in Carolina, Heinicke went 16 of 22 for 206 yards with three touchdowns. He led Washington on two fourth quarter scoring drives while helping Washington coach Ron Rivera defeat his former team for the first time. 

Washington is just one game back of the Vikings and Saints in the race to secure one of the NFC's final wild-card playoff spots. They are also a half-game behind the Panthers and Eagles, who are both 5-6 through 11 games. Washington and Philadelphia will face each other two times during a three-week span in games that will likely help determine the NFC playoff field.