The San Diego Chargers linebacker James Holt will not be available for any of the team’s playoffs games as he has been placed on injured reserve on Tuesday because of a shoulder injury. Former UFL linebacker Dontarrious Thomas takes over the job.
Holt was hurt in Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Washington Redskins and needs to undergo surgery before putting on NFL jersey to play football again. Being used mostly on special teams, Holt finished the season with totally nine tackle in the nine games he played.
As for Thomas, who put on the Minnesota Vikings jersey as the 16th draft pick from the second round draft in 2004, had played in 63 games in five NFL seasons, including 10 starts before he joined the United Football League after the end of 2008 season. As the leading tackler for the California Redwoods of the UFL and being a special teams contributor throughout his career, Thomas is surely the No. 1 choice to replace Holt in special team.