Redskins cornerback Phillip Buchanon will be placed on season-ending injured reserve, Rich Tandler of CSN Washington reports.
Buchanon, who was listed as “Questionable” for Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers with neck and knee injuries, made the disclosure on his Facebook page on Saturday.
Despite knowing that Buchanon faced a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, the Redskins re-signed Buchanon to what is essentially a one-year, $1.75 million contract. Buchanon appeared in one game, a 33-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers, and recorded no statistics.
To replace Buchanon, the Redskins are expected to sign rookie cornerback Brandyn Thompson off the practice squad, Mike Jones of The Washington Post reports. A seventh-round pick out of Boise State, Thompson has two tackles in two games this season.