Daniel Thomas RB MIA 2 Months

Thomas is inactive for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Thomas is the odd man out Sunday, with Knowshon Moreno back in the Dolphins' Week 6 backfield mix.

Daniel Thomas RB MIA 3 Months

Thomas had 35 yards rushing on five carries and caught a pass for an additional 25 yards in the Dolphins big win over Oakland on Sunday.

Thomas was resigned after the injury to Knowshon Moreno and actually looks like a different player as he is running with authority and not tip toeing behind the line of scrimmage. He won't see more than a handful of touches each game but may not be as worthless as he once looked.

Daniel Thomas RB MIA 3 Months

The Dolphins have re-signed Thomas, Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

With Knowshon Moreno out with a dislocated elbow, and Lamar Miller dealing with an ankle issue, Thomas will add needed depth and experience to the Dolphins' backfield, which also includes Damien Williams and Orleans Darkwa. How much action Thomas might see out of the gate figures to hinge on Miller's status, but in terms of knowledge of the Dolphins' offense, Thomas is essentially a plug and play option.

Daniel Thomas RB MIA 3 Months

Thomas was one of four players that the Patriots had in for a workout on Monday, ESPN.com reports.

We suspect that the Patriots are simply keeping the players in mind in case injuries hit, with no signings reported to be imminent. In any case, Thomas is stilling looking for NFL work after being released by the Dolphins in advance of Week 1.

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Thomas has been released by the Dolphins, the Sun Sentinel reports.

With the move, Lamar Miller and Knowshon Moreno remain the Dolphins' two top options at running back, with Damien Williams apparently in line to claim the team's No. 3 slot. Thomas is now a candidate to catch on elsewhere as a depth back.

Daniel Thomas RB MIA 4 Months

Thomas (hamstring) will make his preseason debut in Thursday's finale versus the Rams, the Miami Herald reports.

Thomas has missed the entire preseason to date because of a hamstring issue. Although he was finally able to return to practice Monday, Thomas' roster spot is no longer a certainty. Knowshon Moreno and Lamar Miller are the Dolphins' clear-cut top running backs, while undrafted rookie Damien Williams and Mike Gillislee (knee) are vying for the No. 3 position. With that crowded backfield, Thomas may need a strong showing on Thursday to secure a place on Miami's regular season squad.

Daniel Thomas RB MIA 4 Months

Thomas (hamstring) returned to practice Monday, according to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.

This could be a case of too little to late, as Thomas is certainly on the roster bubble. With Knowshon Moreno returning to action over the weekend and Lamar Miller having a strong camp, even if Thomas does make the team, he won't be seeing too much playing time on game day.

Daniel Thomas RB MIA 4 Months

The Dolphins hope that Thomas (hamstring) returns to action for Thursday's preseason finale against the Rams, Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post reports.

While Thomas was riding the pine for a third game in a row, Knowshon Moreno rushed with authority in his Dolphins debut, posting 64 yards on 10 carries and generally providing Ryan Tannehill with excellent pass protection. Meanwhile, current No. 1 back Lamar Miller was steady -- seven rushes for 34 yards and two receptions for three yards -- while undrafted free agent Orleans Darkwa impressed to the tune of 70 yards on six runs and 24 yards on three catches. If Thomas fails to play prior to Week 1, he'd be hard-pressed to hold much fantasy utility right off the bat.

Daniel Thomas RB MIA 4 Months

Thomas (hamstring) is inactive Saturday against the Cowboys.

Missing his third consecutive contest, Thomas is well behind Lamar Miller and Knowshon Moreno (knee) in the running back pecking order at this point. Moreno is making his Dolphins debut Saturday, thereby placing Thomas a distant third as the regular season approaches.

Daniel Thomas RB MIA 4 Months

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.