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Daniel Thomas | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/29/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 235
College: Kansas State

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Bears released RB Daniel Thomas.
Very clearly on his last NFL legs, Thomas failed to beat out Ka'Deem Carey and Sinorise Perry behind Jeremy Langford, Quizz Rodgers, and Matt Forte. Aug 30 - 8:17 PM

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Bears signed RB Daniel Thomas, formerly of the Dolphins.

"Fumbling Dan" finds a home after participating at Bears minicamp as a tryout. The Bears had little-to-no experienced depth behind Matt Forte. Thomas has a career 3.6 YPC to go with 13 TDs and six fumbles. The former second-round pick would do well to make it to final cuts with the Bears, where he'll be competing with Jacquizz Rodgers and youngsters Jeremy Langford and Ka'Deem Carey.
Jun 18 - 2:48 PM

Free agent RB Daniel Thomas is participating in Bears minicamp on a tryout basis.

Thomas has gotten cursory looks from the Cowboys and Lions this offseason, but hasn't generated much interest since his Dolphins contract expired. The Bears would be an ideal landing spot for him personally due to a shallow depth chart, but he's proven time and again he has little game despite the big name.
Jun 17 - 12:02 PM

Free agent RB Daniel Thomas will work out for the Lions on Tuesday.

He'll join Ben Tate and a number of other veterans. Like many players on the street this time of year, Thomas doesn't have much game. He's averaged 3.6 YPC for his career and is terrible near the goal line despite his 6'1/235 size.
Jun 8 - 8:00 PM

Free agent RB Daniel Thomas worked out for the Cowboys on Thursday.

Thomas was part of a group of backs that also included Felix Jones (!) and Ben Tate. The owner of a career 3.6 YPC, Thomas rushed the rock only 44 times for the Dolphins last season, averaging 3.8 yards per carry. Thursday is the first time we've heard his name since the start of free agency.
May 21 - 7:18 PM

Daniel Thomas rushed once for a one-yard touchdown and caught one pass for one yard in the Dolphins' Week 17 loss to the Jets.

Thomas scored an early goal-line touchdown and was otherwise quiet. The pedestrian veteran finished the season with 44 carries for 168 yards (3.82 YPC) and two TDs. Thomas was initially cut by the Dolphins, but re-signed when they lost Knowshon Moreno. If 27-year-old Thomas has a future in the league, it's as a low-end No. 2 or higher-end No. 3 running back.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 05:40:00 PM

Daniel Thomas (knee) is listed as doubtful for Week 16.

Damien Williams will back up Lamar Miller against the Vikings.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 03:35:00 PM

Daniel Thomas (knee) missed Wednesday and Thursday's practices.

Thomas is looking shaky for Sunday's game against the Vikings. Damien Williams will back up Lamar Miller if Thomas can't go.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 03:53:00 PM

Daniel Thomas rushed for five yards on one carry and caught a three-yard pass in the Dolphins' Week 13 win over the Jets.

It was Thomas' lowest touch total of the season. He's well off the fantasy radar.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 11:56:00 PM

Daniel Thomas rushed three times for 19 yards and a touchdown in Miami's Week 12 loss to the Broncos.

Thomas vultured Lamar Miller for a three-yard score on Miami's opening possession, but got the rock just one time thereafter. Despite today's score, there's zero reason for Thomas to be owned in 12-14 team leagues.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 08:27:00 PM

Daniel Thomas rushed five times for 23 yards in Miami's Week 11 win over the Bills.

Thomas was the only Dolphins back to carry the ball besides Lamar Miller (shoulder), who looked much healthier than he did in Week 10. With the Dolphins now having 10 days to rest up for next Sunday's showdown with the Broncos, Thomas is once again a distant second to Miller on the depth chart. He's not a viable RB4.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 12:12:00 AM

Daniel Thomas rushed five times for 14 yards in the Dolphins' Week 10 loss to the Lions, also losing a fumble.

Getting increased run with Lamar Miller (shoulder) at well less than 100 percent, Fumblin' Dan lost a soft fumble, letting it get poked out from behind. Just one of Thomas' five touches came after his third-quarter cough up. In danger of falling behind Damien Williams on the depth chart, Thomas won't be a viable, touchdown-dependent, RB3 for Thursday's game against the Bills.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 06:17:00 PM

Daniel Thomas rushed nine times for eight yards in the Dolphins' Week 9 win over the Chargers.

Thomas caught two passes for 14 yards. He handled one first-half series himself before seeing extra work in the fourth quarter when Lamar Miller (shoulder) exited the game. If Miller can't play Week 10 against the Lions, Thomas and Damien Williams will carry the load, with Thomas being the favorite for carries.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 04:34:00 PM

Daniel Thomas rushed for 25 yards on seven carries and caught three passes for 25 yards in the Dolphins' Week 7 win over the Bears.

Thomas operated as Lamar Miller's clear No. 2. He got a couple series to himself, at one point touching the ball on 5-of-7 plays on a second-quarter drive, but that was mostly it. With Knowshon Moreno (knee) done for the season, we'd expect Thomas to be Miller's backup for the duration of the season.
Mon, Oct 20, 2014 12:17:00 AM

Daniel Thomas rushed five times for 35 yards in Miami's Week 4 win over the Raiders, adding a 25-yard reception.

Thomas and Damien Williams both received six touches behind starter Lamar Miller, though Thomas was clearly ahead of Williams on the depth chart. Thomas' roster spot could be in danger if Knowshon Moreno is ready to return following the Dolphins' Week 5 bye, but he's run better than Williams. It's possible he's earned a second chance in Miami.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 06:27:00 PM

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