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Dolphins tender Michael Thomas, five others

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 20: Dontrelle Inman #15 of the San Diego Chargers runs past Michael Thomas #31 of the Miami Dolphins during a game at Qualcomm Stadium on December 20, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) Getty Images

Safety Michael Thomas started 13 games for the Dolphins last season, but he hasn’t accrued enough time over his career to avoid being an exclusive rights free agent for the second straight year.

That status is more about the exclusive rights of the team, because players don’t become a free agent unless they aren’t extended an offer. If they are, they can accept it or sit out the season. According to multiple reports, Thomas will be back with the Dolphins unless they trade him because he was extended the tender on Friday.

Thomas had 85 tackles last season and has also seen plenty of time on special teams since joining the Dolphins in 2013. Reshad Jones will be at one safety in 2016 and Thomas’ chances of joining him again will be heavily determined by what other moves the team makes in the secondary this offseason.

The Dolphins also extended tenders to tight end Jake Stoneburner, safety Shamiel Gary, wide receiver Matt Hazel, cornerback Tyler Patmon and offensive linemen Ulrick John.

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6 Responses to “Dolphins tender Michael Thomas, five others”
  1. iamkillerfin says: Mar 4, 2016 3:27 PM

    That is a positive step for sure!!! Still need good LB don’t see progress on that yet!!!

  2. laxcoach37 says: Mar 4, 2016 4:39 PM

    These are all low cost guys. I like Thomas although he was caught out of position many times. Stoneburner made some plays in PreSeason and might step up if he can learn to Blcok at the Pro level. However, from this list only Thomas would be missed and he is a borderline Starter. No team is going to over pay for this.

  3. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says: Mar 4, 2016 5:31 PM

    How many playoff wins does Miami have over the last 20 years?

  4. ncphinsfan says: Mar 5, 2016 10:02 AM

    How many playoff wins did the Patriots have in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s?

  5. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says: Mar 5, 2016 4:55 PM

    That would be six total, with two of them against the fish. Enjoy. The Patriots have four world championships. I believe Miami has only two, coming in the 70’s. That’s a long drought. Spoiled in Patriot nation. Spoiled eggs in Miami.

  6. fanofpft says: Mar 5, 2016 7:30 PM

    The guy got an INT his first season, first game played if I’m not mistaking. That INT was Vs brady. Then the team placed him under glass along with all the other young players.

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