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.

Daniel Thomas RB MIA 5 Months

The Miami Herald doesn't expect Daniel Thomas to make the Dolphins team in 2014.

Thomas is entering the final year of his rookie deal. After the addition of Knowshon Moreno and the presence of younger and arguably more talented backs Lamar Miller and Mike Gillislee, Thomas doesn't have a spot. The Dolphins are also expected to draft another back. Thomas doesn't do anything well as a runner and doesn't play special teams. His value to a team is minimal.

Daniel Thomas RB MIA 5 Months

Following the signing of Knowshon Moreno, Dolphins RBs Daniel Thomas and Mike Gillislee are likely competing for one roster spot.

We would peg Gillislee as the favorite to keep his job. Thomas has been a colossal disappointment after being drafted in the second-round of the 2011 draft by former GM Jeff Ireland. Gillislee only saw six carries in 2013, but he at least still has the potential to develop into something useful. Thomas' days in Miami are likely coming to a close.

Daniel Thomas RB MIA 8 Months

Daniel Thomas (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 17.

Thomas played through a questionable tag in last week's loss to Bufalo, gaining all of nine yards on ten touches. The Dolphins would be better off committing to Lamar Miller in a bigger role this week against the Jets, but have shown no indications that it's a likely approach throughout the season.

Daniel Thomas RB MIA 8 Months

Daniel Thomas (ankle) returned to Dolphins practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

Thomas is on track to suit up against the Jets after escaping Sunday's loss to the Bills without further injury. He'll be a dreadful option in daily leagues.

Daniel Thomas RB MIA 8 Months

Daniel Thomas (ankle) is active for Sunday's game at Buffalo.

Daniel Thomas RB MIA 8 Months

NFL Network's Albert Breer reports the Dolphins expect Daniel Thomas (ankle, questionable) to play Sunday at Buffalo.

Thomas did very little in practice this week, and only figures to be available for a bit role behind Lamar Miller. Still, Thomas' presence at all limits Miller's flex appeal. Miller is a dice-roll fantasy option against the Bills.

Daniel Thomas RB MIA 8 Months

Daniel Thomas (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

Thomas aggravated his ankle-ligament injury in last week's win over the Patriots. His status for Week 16 figures to come down to a game-time decision. If Thomas is declared inactive on Sunday, Lamar Miller would have some flex-play appeal, but we won't know Thomas' status until just before game time.

Daniel Thomas RB MIA 8 Months

Daniel Thomas (ankle) remained out of Dolphins practice on Thursday.

It's unclear how serious Thomas' aggravation of his high-ankle sprain is. He should be considered questionable for Week 16. What Thomas is able to do on Friday will be key. Thomas won't be a recommended FLEX option if he suits up against Buffalo.