Dec 8, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Miami Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas (33) rushes the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Miami Dolphins won 34-28. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins may cut Daniel Thomas in training camp

The Miami Dolphins are not looking at a season that contains much hope, as times are bad in Miami even if folks want to try and pretend they’re not.

Their big free agent running back, Knowshown Moreno, won’t be the starter for the team and will be a passing down back and a third down back — if that. As for last year’s back up and one time future starter Daniel Thomas, the future is even more bleak than it is in general for the Dolphins.

According to the Miami Herald, Thomas is losing advocates in the Dolphins front office and that goes all the way back tot he firing of Jeff Ireland.

The reason is Thomas has lost a big advocate in the building in former general manager Jeff Ireland, who not only drafted the running back in the second round in 2011 but also traded up to get him.

Thomas has been solid but unspectacular in camp so far. Gillislee, meanwhile, has seemed to be more active.

The fact that Thomas is the biggest running back in camp (235 pounds) helps him stand out. But he’s going to have to start running over people in the preseason to make his case for a roster spot.

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Thomas hasn’t looked great either, which helps his case even less. The bottom line is that he’s not a top running back, doesn’t seem to be working hard enough to be a starter if or when he’s cut and can’t go off his bulky size forever — especially if even the running back hoarding Dolphins don’t want him.

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