(3/31/16) The Dolphins and Thomas (knee) agreed to a contract Thursday, Rand Getlin of NFL Network reports.
After dabbling in but ultimately losing out on C.J. Anderson and Chris Johnson, the Dolphins are following a cheap path to production out of the backfield with the additions of Thomas and Isaiah Pead on Thursday. Thomas himself remained unemployed last season following his release from the Bears near the tail end of the preseason slate. In four previous campaigns with the Dolphins, he didn't exactly turn heads, averaging 3.6 YPC, hauling in 55 passes, and scoring 13 touchdowns in 52 games. If he's still with the team out of training camp, he'll more than likely play second fiddle, at best, to sophomore RB Jay Ajayi.
Bears sign Daniel Thomas, Sherrod Martin on Thursday
Thomas worked out for New England when he was waived mid-season by the Dolphins. Due to injuries, Miami lacked running back depth and soon brought Thomas back for the remainder of the year. He rushed for 168 yards and two touchdowns on 44 carries last season.
Daniel Thomas re-signed with the Dolphins after spending 2015 out of the league. He last played with Miami in 2014, and he will try to compete for a roster spot this year. Even if Thomas makes the final roster he would have minimal Fantasy value in the majority of leagues and is not worth drafting in most formats. (Updated 5/4/16)