Lamar Miller's Workload Should Increase

Wednesday, the Miami Dolphins placed second-year running back Daniel Thomas on injured reserve, ending his season after he suffered a knee injury after playing just seven snaps on Sunday.

Thomas’ absence will mean an increased workload for rookie running back Lamar Miller, who has just 36 carries for 164 yards and a touchdown this year, but is getting more playing time lately and starting to show promise. Reggie Bush, who has 895 rushing yards this year, will likely carry more of the load, as well.

Thomas had his moments in 2012, with nice games against the Jets (80 total yards), Seattle (78 yards) and scoring the second-most touchdowns on the team (4). But his final numbers look disappointing — 91 carries for 325 yards (3.6 average), four rushing touchdowns and 15 catches for 156 yards.

To fill Thomas’ roster spot, the Dolphins signed cornerback Julian Posey from the practice squad, and signed DB Dion Turner to the practice squad.

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