Former Miami Dolphins running back/wide receiver/returner Marcus Thigpen is back with the Dolphins after signing to the practice squad today. The team had one open position on the practice squad after promoting Brandian Ross to the 53-man roster over the weekend.
Thigpen joined the Dolphins in 2012, coming out of the Canadian Football League. He's primarily served the team as a punt- and kick-returner, and has seen a few offensive plays at both running back and wide receiver. He appeared in all 32 games over the 2012 and 2013 seasons for Miami, returning 60 pounts for a 9.7 yards per return average and 77 kickoffs for a 24.9 yards per return mark. He also scored once in each return type. He has nine career receptions for 112 yards a score, as well as seven carries for 26 yards.
After he was waived by the Dolphins at the end of the preseason, Thigpen was signed to the New England Patriots' practice squad. He was released by New England last week.