by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (8/9/14) Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas checked into Friday's preseason opener against the Falcons, but did not record a stat during his time on the field.
Thomas was not among the five players to record at least one rushing attempt, and did not have a pass thrown his way. Thomas is expected to be a reserve back for the Dolphins, if he makes the team, but the Miami Herald reports he is at risk of not making the team this season.
The report said Thomas "was particularly impressive in that regard" Thursday.
"Our backs are going to line out and catch balls," quarterback Ryan Tannehill said. "When you have [backs] who have good hands and can make people miss, it adds a whole other dimension to your offense."
Lamar Miller, Daniel Thomas working with starters
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer (6/17/14)Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas continued to work with the Dolphins starting offense on Tuesday as the team opened minicamp. Free-agent signee Knowshon Moreno was there according to the Palm Beach Post but only did individual drills. Moreno's conditioning has become an issue since early June when he admitted he was out of shape.
Daniel Thomas' roster spot not safe
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (4/1/14) Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas is in danger of not making the team, reports the Miami Herald. Miami just signed Knowshon Moreno to pair with Lamar Miller, and the team plans on drafting a running back too, the report said.
Thomas was drafted by former general manager Jeff Ireland. Under the new regime, "Thomas is going to have an interesting time making the team in training camp with his primary advocate gone," the report said.
Thomas has averaged 3.6 yards per carry in his three seasons.
Daniel Thomas has gone from the future of the Dolphins backfield to potentially out of a job this year. Miami added Knowshon Moreno this offseason, and the Dolphins could be moving on from Thomas after three disappointing years. Thomas has never averaged more than 3.7 yards per carry, and his best season for Fantasy owners was 2013 when he had 109 carries for 406 yards and four touchdowns and 15 catches for 63 yards and two touchdowns. He finished last year with three games with double digits in Fantasy points while sharing time with Lamar Miller, but he would be third on the depth chart at best this year behind Moreno and Miller if he stays in Miami. Keep an eye on what happens with Thomas this offseason, but he's not worth drafting in the majority of leagues no matter where he plays.