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Dolphins free-agent profile: Daniel Thomas

The Miami Dolphins have 16 total free agents this offseason, which includes 12 unrestricted free agents.

Here is a profile of Miami's reserve running back:

Player: Daniel Thomas

Position: Running back

2014 stats: 44 carries, 168 yards, three touchdowns

Analysis: After four seasons, it's clear Thomas is a draft bust. The former 2011 second-round pick never lived up to the billing of becoming Miami's feature running back. In fact, Thomas initially didn't make the Dolphins' 53-man roster out of training camp. He was cut in the summer and re-signed in late September following an elbow injury to Knowshon Moreno. Thomas was simply a fill-in last season. He averaged 3.8 yards per carry spelling starter Lamar Miller. The Dolphins need to find a grinding, power tailback to complement Miller next season, and Thomas isn't the answer.

Chances of returning: 20 percent