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Young guards confident they can clean up middle of offensive line

Miami Dolphins guards Dallas Thomas and Jamil Douglas can hear the speculation that the team has an interest in former Eagles guard Evan Mathis, and that means someone would be heading to the bench. Despite the rumblings, Thomas and Douglas feel they are fully capable of hold down the middle of the team's offensive line. Thomas played 695 snaps last season at left guard, right...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jamil Douglas gaining momentum on Dallas Thomas for starting left guard spot

According to the Palm Beach Post, Miami Dolphins rookie Jamil Douglas continues to gain first-team snaps at left guard during the team's OTAs over Dallas Thomas for the starting job. The two are spitting the snaps, which are fairly even; however, coach Joe Philbin said Douglas has been sharp and barely making many mental errors. "I like the fact that when he’s been in there...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

AFC Notes: Dolphins, Jets, Steelers, & Titans

Dolphins James Walker of ESPN expects Billy Turner, Dallas Thomas, Jeffrey Linkenbach and fourth-round rookie Jamil Douglas to compete for the two starting guard positions. Walker does not see Miami making any significant free agent additions at this time, barring an injury. CB Jamar Taylor is expected to start at the No. 2 cornerback opposite of Brent Grimes. ... The post AFC...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Position battles to keep your eye on during OTA's

The first week of OTA’s are winding down and I wanted to take a look at the position battles that we should be keeping a close eye on. There has been much turnover in the recent months with the Miami Dolphins, many staples of past years are simply not here anymore. With veteran starters like Brian Hartline, Charles Clay, and Jared Odrick leaving, there is plenty of room for the...
Via PhinManiacs
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Thomas, McCain and others get the starting nod at first Dolphins OTA

When NFL teams hold Offseason Training Activities (OTAs), the vast majority of people know not to read too much into it. Often, this is the first time teams are all together on a field and it’s very early in the process of getting everyone ready for the start of the season. For the Miami Dolphins, that’s no different. This is a time for coaches to see if the things they have...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Dennis Hickey: Billy Turner & Dallas Thomas to start for Dolphins on OL

PhinManiacs own Luis D. Sung, who is reporting from the Fins Weekend charity event this weekend, broke some interesting news this morning. Miami Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey said that Billy Turner will open Offseason Training Activities (OTAs) at the right guard position with Dallas Thomas getting the nod at left guard. While Turner and Thomas will open OTAs in those spots...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Dolphins tackle Dallas Thomas out with foot injury

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) -- Tight end Kyle Rudolph is inactive for the Minnesota Vikings against the Miami Dolphins because of ankle and knee injuries. Rudolph, who will miss his seventh game of the season, had been doubtful. Safety Robert Blanton is active Sunday, but won't start. He had been questionable with ankle and knee injuries. Right tackle Dallas Thomas is inactive for the...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Dallas Thomas slated for fourth start on interior

BY NICK ST. DENISSaturday, the Miami Dolphins updated guard Daryn Colledge's status from doubtful to out.With that, second-year third-round rookie Dallas Thomas is slated for his fourth start of the season, when the Dolphins travel to the Detroit Lions Sunday.Thomas, the team's top reserve lineman, started in place of Colledge last week against the San Diego Chargers.The Tennessee...
Via AFC East Daily
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Thomas hopes to stay put next to old teammate James

BY SEAN DONOVANDespite the Miami Dolphins' near-historic incompetence at offensive line last season, 2013 third round draft pick Dallas Thomas failed to crack the lineup once.Well, technically he did step on the field for two plays, according to Pro Football Focus' player participation data. But for all intents and purposes, Thomas' first year provided as little impact as you could...
Via AFC East Daily
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins preparing for unexpected training camp battle

Heading into training camp, it looks like one of the biggest position battles is going to be an unexpected one – the one that is going to take place at the guard position. The Miami Dolphins drafted Dallas Thomas last year and he was nothing but a bust. He couldn’t find a home on the offensive line despite basically being moved around to every position. He couldn’t hold his...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

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