Rookie tailback Daniel Thomas will start his second game of the season for the Miami Dolphins today against the New York Jets.
Dolphins tailback Daniel Thomas will make his second start of the season.
Thomas, a former Kansas State standout the Dolphins traded up to acquire in the second-round of the 2011 NFL draft, has had an up and down rookie season, which has been limited by a hamstring injury.
He’s gained 553 rushing yards on 153 carries, but is averaging just 3.6 yards per carry and hasn’t scored a rushing touchdown.
Thomas will have his role elevated because Reggie Bush will miss the season-finale because of a knee injury he suffered against the Jets last week.
However, Thomas also suffered a left knee injury against the Patriots, which could limit his productivity.
The Dolphins also made Steve Slaton and Richard Medlin, a rookie promoted from the practice squad, active for Sunday’s 1 p.m. game.
That trio, along with Lex Hilliard, will carry the Dolphins rushing attack, whic...