Lamar Miller loses snaps

Dolphins rookies QB Ryan Tannehill and ORT Jonathan Martin have been significant contributors early on, and both are overachieving. The other two big-name offensive rookies, RB Lamar Miller and TE Michael Egnew, have needed more time to develop.

Miller showed flashes earlier in the season. In Weeks Two and Three, he rushed the ball 19 times for 113 yards (5.9-yard average), and we're told the team has had plenty of praise for the local back out of Miami (Fla.). But it puzzled observers when Miller didn’t get a single carry in Week Six, when No. 2 RB Daniel Thomas was out with a concussion, seemingly giving Miller an opportunity. Head coach Joe Philbin chalked that up to the lack of offensive plays. When Thomas returned for Week Eight, Miller was the only active Dolphin who did not step on the field.

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