Dolphins report: Daniel Thomas' progress

DAVIE, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins (6-6) held their first practice of the week in preparation for Sunday’s playoff elimination game against the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-7).

Here are some notes from Tuesday’s session:

  • Dolphins backup running back Daniel Thomas made an appearance at practice. He suffered a significant ankle injury two weeks ago, and multiple reports indicated Thomas was lost for the season. However, Thomas worked on the side with a trainer Tuesday and did light jogging and other work on his injured ankle. He didn’t look like a player who is ready to shut it down for the year.

  • Other injured players included rookie cornerback Jamar Taylor, who did not practice and went inside to rehab his injured hamstring. Miami safety Chris Clemons (knee, hamstring) and cornerback Dimitri Patterson (groin) also appeared to be limited, at best, in the portion of practice open to the media.

  • The Dolphins took advantage of the nice South Florida weather on Tuesday. The team practiced outside, despite having a cold-weather game Sunday in Pittsburgh.