Daniel Thomas RB MIA 8 Hrs

Thomas (hamstring) is unlikely to play Saturday against the Cowboys, the Palm Beach Post reports.

On the plus side, the Dolphins expect Thomas to be available for the team's preseason finale next Thursday. A solid effort in that contest would no doubt go a long way toward helping Thomas cement a spot in the Miami backfield, but either way, he's decidedly behind both Lamar Miller and Knowshon Moreno in the Dolphins' RB pecking order.

Daniel Thomas RB MIA 4 Days

Thomas (hamstring strain) was spotted at Monday's practice, Omar Kelly of the South-Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

Though not reflected by the team's posted unofficial depth chart, at this stage, Thomas is behind Lamar Miller and Knowshon Moreno in the Dolphins' RB pecking order. His return to the field does, however, boost Thomas' chances of retaining a roster spot, with the likes of Damien Williams and Mike Gillislee also jostling for slotting at the position.

Daniel Thomas RB MIA 6 Days

Thomas (hamstring) did not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Buccaneers.

Now that Knowshon Moreno (knee) is clearly on track to be ready by Week 1, Thomas is no better than No. 3 on the depth chart, and is likely on the roster bubble. Mike Gillislee (knee), who also missed Saturday's game, is Thomas' primary competitor for a roster spot.

Daniel Thomas RB MIA 12 Days

Thomas (hamstring) is not practicing Sunday, Omar Kelly of the South-Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

We'll consider Thomas, who sat out Friday's preseason contest, day-to-day for now, but with Knowshon Moreno back on the field, Thomas presumably slots in no higher than No. 3 in the Dolphins' actual RB pecking order behind both Lamar Miller and Moreno.

Daniel Thomas RB MIA 16 Days

Thomas (hamstring) missed practice once again Wednesday, according to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.

There has been plenty of speculation this off-season that Thomas could end up being cut before the regular season begins. Now that Knowshon Moreno has returned to camp the pressure may could be even higher on Thomas to practice and prove he can help the team this season.

Daniel Thomas RB MIA 17 Days

Thomas is dealing with a hamstring issue, the Palm Beach Post reports.

The report suggests that Thomas could miss multiple practices, which implies that he could be in danger of missing Friday's preseason opener in Atlanta.

Daniel Thomas RB MIA 18 Days

In the wake of Knowshon Moreno's injury, Thomas' teammate, Lamar Miller, has so far retained the Dolphins' starting running back slot, the Miami Herald reports.

Daniel Thomas RB MIA 2 Months

The Palm Beach Post expects Daniel Thomas to make the Dolphins' 53-man roster.

Daniel Thomas RB MIA 2 Months

The Palm Beach Post believes Daniel Thomas is on the roster bubble in Miami.

Tweeted beat writer Andrew Abramson, "I'd be surprised if he keeps a roster spot unless Dolphins like his experience for one more season." Experience would indeed be the only reason Miami kept Thomas, who's been painfully ineffective through three NFL seasons. He's currently working with the Dolphins' third-team offense, behind first-teamer Lamar Miller and backup Knowshon Moreno. Mike Gillislee and rookie Damien Williams are putting heat on Thomas' spot.

Daniel Thomas RB MIA 3 Months

The Miami Herald expects fourth-year RB Daniel Thomas to "stick around another year."

We've been hoping rookie GM Dennis Hickey would finally admit the mistake of ex-GM Jeff Ireland, who traded up to draft Thomas in the 2011 second round, but the Fins aren't exactly deep at tailback. Thomas would have to get outplayed by Mike Gillislee and/or UDFA Damien Williams to outright lose his roster spot. Knowshon Moreno and Lamar Miller appear locked in as the top-two backs.