Dolphins claim Trae Elston off waivers, place Michael Thomas on IR

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The Dolphins claimed safety Trae Elston off waivers from the Bills, two days before the teams play in Miami. They placed safety Michael Thomas on injured reserve in a corresponding move.

Elston played in 13 games with one start for the Bills this season. He also played in one game with the Eagles.

He has 15 tackles, an interception, a pass breakup and four special teams tackles this season.

Elston originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with New Orleans in 2016. He spent time on the Browns’ and Bucs’ practice squads last season, prompted to Cleveland’s 53-player roster for two games.

Thomas played in 13 games with two starts for the Dolphins this season, making 16 tackles, defensing a pass and leading the team with 11 special teams stops. He was inactive the past two games with a sprained knee.

13 responses to “Dolphins claim Trae Elston off waivers, place Michael Thomas on IR

  1. Why????? Why not promote a practice squad player and give them some game time!?!?!? I swear Gase makes me scratch my head more and more lately.

  2. This isn’t the typical move to garner info from a former player before a game. This is quite simply safety depth that also plays special teams…just like the guy they had to put on IR

  3. This isn’t the typical move to garner info from a former player before a game. This is quite simply safety depth that also plays special teams…just like the guy they had to put on IR

  4. finzfan49 says:
    December 29, 2017 at 6:49 pm
    Why????? Why not promote a practice squad player and give them some game time!?!?!? I swear Gase makes me scratch my head more and more lately.
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    Maybe because there is NO safety on the PS.

  5. The key to a Miami win is pass rush and run game. Dangerous game for Buffalo. Not feeling good about it.

  6. The Dolphins played the Bills a few weeks ago… what special information could he bring? The Dolphins have Zero S backups, they had to do this and he had field time unlike most others in the league available. Nothing to read here… move along. I hope the Dolphins beat the Bills, so we can “claim” we knocked them out, but reality is even if they Win, they have only a 30% chance to get in the Playoffs. The Titans and Chargers control their destiny and the Ravens are a Lock at 1st WC.

  7. Before tomorrow’s game, fans need to protest outside, not enter until AFTER the first quarter, and stand outside holding up signs that read, “RELEASE CUTLER THE $10 MILLION BUM!”

  8. BuffaloSportsTown says:
    December 30, 2017 at 8:14 am
    The key to a Miami win is pass rush and run game. Dangerous game for Buffalo. Not feeling good about it.
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    I really want to see the Bills in the playoffs. You guys earned it. Get it done!
    -Dolphins fan

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