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Devin Thomas carted off the field with injury, is up and walking

Update: 3:05 p.m.

The Giants announced during the third quarter that Thomas had suffered a neck injury and was not expected to return. He was being evaluated but was up and walking.

Original post:

As the Giants and Redskins entered the locker room for halftime, New York receiver and former Redskin Devin Thomas was still lying on the field at MetLife Stadium, as trainers rushed to his side.

Thomas, Washington’s second-round draft pick in 2009, was on the ground for nearly 10 minutes before trainers were able to put him on a stretcher.

As players began to trickle onto the field for the second half, Thomaswas placed on a cart and taken off.

The nature of Thomas’s injuiry wasn’t immediately clear. He did appear to have movement in his legs. Making the scene more surreal, a marching band was on the field and in formation for its halftime performance. The band eventually left the field without playing.

Thomas, released by Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan in October 2010, is primarily a special teams contributor for the Giants. He was involved in the final play of the first half Sunday, a New York kickoff, as time expired.

Listed at 6-feet-2, 218 pounds, Thomas was the biggest receiver on the Washington roster last season but never fit in Shanahan’s offense. After playing one game for Carolina, Thomas eventually landed with the Giants. He’s appeared in 13 games this season and has one reception.

Rick Maese is a sports features writer for The Washington Post.

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