5 players the Miami Dolphins must re-sign in 2018

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Michael Thomas isn’t going to start at safety with the duo of Reshad Jones and T.J. McDonald holding court in the deep secondary but show fans a better special teams player who can step in to the safety spot when needed?

Thomas is on a one year deal. He was on a one year deal last season. He isn’t flashy or spectacular, he took a knee during the anthem and now stays in the tunnel. His work in the community is head and shoulders above most NFL teams as a whole and he has a committment to the fan base and this team that rivals 12 year veterans.

Thomas isn’t great but he is good and his ability to lift the team on the field and off of it can be inspiring to the rest of the team. He is very well liked by his teammates and in the locker room is a leader. He is a player similar to John Denney. A strong presence who has a niche’ that can’t be overlooked.

Thomas isn’t going to break the bank for the Dolphins but he has earned a contract that will pay him more than a years salary. Miami needs to show a commitment to their own, something they have started doing and players like Michael Thomas deserve that show commitment.

It is unclear how much Thomas will require for a longer deal but understand that Thomas knows where his talents lie. He understands that other teams are not going to be knocking the door down with huge offers to play as a starting safety. Miami knows this as well but they also need to know that having a reliable back-up at safety and a player who can make game changing plays on special teams is important.