The Miami Dolphins have not made any formal announcements but thanks to Twitter and Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post, both Daniel Thomas and Marcus Thigpen have been released.
Releasing Daniel Thomas was a tad bit surprising, not that he was released but because they couldn’t finagle even a 7th round pick from a team like the Cleveland Browns who have no offense to speak of right now. Thomas, a former Kansas State running back was drafted by Jeff Ireland in a trade up into round two of the 2011 NFL Draft. He never reached the potential that many felt he would achieve coming out of college.
Thigpen went un-drafted in the 2009 NFL Draft and spent time with Philadelphia and Denver before bouncing to the CFL. He was signed by Miami in 2012 where he has been primarily the teams special teams returner. He was moved to a crowded wide-receiver position this past off-season. The return duties will now fall on the shoulders of rookies Jarvis Landry and Damien Williams.
Thomas had been a fan favorite for trade or release for two seasons now and was not a popular choice of the fans when he was drafted by Ireland. Many thought the Dolphins had moved up to take quarterback Ryan Mallett who eventually went to New England.