We bring back our annual look at the Miami Dolphins' roster heading into training camp, a series we call 90-in-90. Over the next 90 days (or a few more as roster changes happen), we will take a look at each individual player on the roster, review what they did in 2014 either in the NFL or in college, then take a look at how they might progress or regress this season, and the chances that player will make the roster.
2014 was Thomas' second season in the NFL. He was a fourth round pick by the Washington Redskins in 2013, but suffered a season ending foot injury in the preseason.
Thomas was on the Redskins practice squad for half of the 2014 season before being called up to the active roster. He appeared in 8 games and started in 4 of the them. He recorded 27 tackles.
Why he might progress:
Some players just need a change of scenery. Thomas played good, not great, when given the chance to play.
The Dolphins play the Redskins in the season opener and maybe, just maybe, that could be motivation for Thomas to play well in the preseason to make the team.
Why he might regress:
Wasn't viewed as the long term answer at safety by the new Redskins general manager, Scot McCloughan. Instead of investing more into him, they just dumped him.
Has battled injuries in both of his seasons and that could cause some problems for him in hoping to land on a team.
Chances he makes the 53-man roster:
I feel Thomas can beat out Cedric Thompson, Jordan Kovacs, and maybe Walt Aikens. I honestly believe he has a good chance at making the Dolphins roster as a backup. But I think the Dolphins view the younger players pretty highly and for that reason, Thomas will not make the final roster.
So how do you think Phillip Thomas will do this season? Does he make your roster? Feel free to discuss below.
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