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Ricky Seals-Jones is OUT for Week 11 vs. Panthers

We break down the news that Ricky Seals-Jones is dealing with a hip injury for Week 11.

Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke (4) passes the ball to Washington Football Team tight end Ricky Seals-Jones (83) against the Kansas City Chiefs during the second quarter at FedExField.  Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Friday update: Ricky Seals-Jones is listed as out for Week 11 and it doesn’t look good for Logan Thomas to return from I.R. this week either. John Bates should end up leading the way.

Thursday update: Ricky Seals-Jones missed a second straight day of practice due to his hip injury.

The Washington Football Team has a tight end problem at the moment, as both Logan Thomas and Ricky Seals-Jones both were working on the side on Wednesday, per John Keim. Ron Rivera loves using tight ends, so when Logan Thomas went down, Seals-Jones replaced him and saw a fantasy worth workload. Now both are down and John Bates is next in line.

It looked as if Thomas was close to returning, but his lack of practice on Wednesday makes that thought less likely. Seals-Jones is dealing with a hip injury and we’ll need to see if he can get any practice in Thursday or Friday.

Fantasy football implications

Whoever does end up stating at tight end for Washington does have a shot at fantasy relevance, but Bates isn’t likely to have the usage that the two players ahead of him would. He did catch three short passes after Seals-Jones left in Week 10 though, so 2TE leagues might have some use for his services.