Sep 9, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Miami Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas (33) fumbles the ball against the Houston Texans in the second quarter at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

Daniel Thomas Won't Play Home Opener Due to Concussion


According to 640 AM Sports in West Palm Beach, Miami Dolphins’ second string running back Daniel Thomas will miss Sunday’s opener after the second-year running back was clobbered in the head during week one’s loss  against the Houston Texans.

Even though Thomas did pass the concussion test provided by doctors, he did not participate in practice on Wednesday and has been ruled out of Sunday’s contest. The 24-year-old finished his day with 11 rushing yards and 32 receiving yards.

While starting running back Reggie Bush did establish a foundation in the loss, there still needs to be some kind of complimentary back for when the second-year starter is resting on the sidelines.

So who’s next in line?

How about the running back out of the University of Miami, Lamar Miller. Miller was drafted in the second of the 2012 NFL Draft. He provides a versatility that the Dolphins will need to secure a week two victory.

Additionally, he needs to support blocking for quarterback Ryan Tannehill in the pocket and perhaps a target in the receiving aspect.

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