Marcus Thigpen WR TB 2 Months

The Patriots have signed Thigpen to their practice squad, ESPN.com reports.

Thigpen, who will give the Patriots another running back/returner to consider in the event of injuries, joins the team after having been waived by the Dolphins, who will face New England in Week 1.

Marcus Thigpen WR TB 2 Months

Thigpen has been released by the Dolphins, ESPN.com reports.

Kept around for his contributions in the return game, Thigpen did himself no favors by muffing a punt in the Dolphins' final preseason contest. After notching a pair of return touchdowns as a 26-year-old rookie in 2012, Thigpen averaged just 7.8 yards per punt return and 22.5 yards per kick return last season, making him one of the least effective return specialists in the league. His role on offense was always minimal, as he has just nine receptions and seven carries through two seasons. Jarvis Landry will likely return punts for Miami, while Landry, Damian Williams and Damien Williams -- yes, two different people -- are all candidates to return kicks.

Marcus Thigpen WR TB 5 Months

Dolphins RB Marcus Thigpen has been moved to receiver.

Marcus Thigpen WR TB 10 Months

Dolphins RB Marcus Thigpen caught two passes for 23 yards and a touchdown in Miami's Week 15 win over the Patriots.

Marcus Thigpen WR TB 11 Months

Marcus Thigpen rushed four times for 10 yards in Week 13 against the Jets.

Thigpen played a limited role behind Lamar Miller and Mike Gillislee. He was targeted just once in the passing game and will likely be the No. 3 back going forward.

Marcus Thigpen WR TB 11 Months

Marcus Thigpen is expected to be Lamar Miller's backup going forward.

Daniel Thomas (ankle) is out indefinitely. Rookie Mike Gillislee is going to be active for the first time all year, but Thigpen is ahead of him on the depth chart. Usually just a return man, Thigpen has spent three years in the CFL and spent time on the practice squads of the Eagles and Broncos. There's no handcuff appeal here.

Marcus Thigpen WR TB Mar 17 '13

The Palm Beach Post reports that Marcus Thigpen could take over the "Reggie Bush role" in the Dolphins' offense in 2013.

Not in the essence that Thigpen will start or play heavy snaps, but beat writer Ben Volin expects him to line up in the slot and act as a scatback on third downs. Thigpen handled return duties for Miami last season, but he played just 33 snaps on offense. We'd be surprised if he played a big offensive role.

Marcus Thigpen WR TB Jan 13 '12

Dolphins signed RB Marcus Thigpen to a reserve/future contract.

After spending time in the camps of the Eagles and Broncos in 2009, Thigpen became the first player in CFL history to score touchdowns five different ways in the same season (punt return, kickoff return, missed field goal return, running, receiving). The Fins will give him a look as a kick returner.