Originally written on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 9/16/12
Daniel Thomas is the Dolphins’ 2nd string running back and is the type of player who could have a big role on a weekly basis, depending on the matchup, because of how much the Dolphins like to run. They only got the run 19 times in the opener, 2 of which were quarterback scrambles, because they were down by so much, so Thomas only had 3 carries. He did catch a catch for 32 yards though. This week they should have a more evenly matched game, playing the Oakland Raiders, but Thomas will not play. Thomas suffered a concussion last week towards the end of the game. He was given clearance to play this week, which is a good sign going forward, but the Dolphins are being extra cautious with the 2011 2nd round pick and will hold him out anyway. Lamar Miller, a 4th round rookie and a game day inactive week 1, will serve as Reggie Bush’s primary backup. There shouldn’t be a huge drop off, if any, as Thomas has disappointed in his career thus far, averaging just 3.5 YPC. Miller might even be a...
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