Whenever it gets this late in the season and players have to switch teams it’s anything but easy, especially when that new team is in the thick of a playoff race. New Miami Dolphins defensive back
Both players hit the practice field today for the first time after being added to the roster this morning as replacements for cornerbacks
“It’s challenging but this is something that I’m looking forward to,” said Thomas, who was a four-year starter at Stanford from 2008-11. “It definitely was a whirlwind but that’s the business of the game and you’ve got to make moves at times. I think this is the best thing for me and I’m so happy to be here and I just want to do my part to help this team reach the playoffs.”
Thomas, who can play safety and nickel, already knew two Dolphins players when he arrived in the locker room – wide receiver
“I never got chance to see him in actual regular-season games but in preseason and in practice he was a real active dude,” Moore said. “He was always around the ball and just real assignment conscious. He’s a Stanford guy so he’s pretty smart and as a teammate you can’t ask for anyone better with a better attitude that’s going to go out there and work for you. I haven’t spoke to him about Patriots week yet but I’m going to let him know that’s a big one.”
TOYS FOR TOTS RETURNS TO SUN LIFE STADIUM
With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time for more toy drives to help those children less fortunate and nobody does it better than the United States Marines and their Toys for Tots program. This is the 10th year the Dolphins have partnered with Toys for Tots and last year they collected more than 1,000 toys.
South Florida Marines will be at Sun Life Stadium this Sunday before the pivotal game between the Dolphins and New England Patriots collecting unwrapped toys. They will be setting up at all stadium gates taking collections from 9 a.m. to kickoff.
TWO TUNES FOR TUESDAY
Perfect weather for December called for another brief outdoor concert during the team’s warm-up and stretching period, with two songs being played over the loudspeakers. “I Know,” by Yo Gotti featuring Rich Homie Quan kicked things off and then the classic by Guns ‘N’ Roses, “Paradise City,” wrapped it up.
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“I think on Tuesday when I was able to jog on it a little bit after being in the cast and everything, that’s when I knew because I came out running immediately after I got out of the cast. I was just going through the treatment every day.” – running back Daniel Thomas on when he first had an inkling he could play again following the ankle injury