“Give me your tired, your old, Your veteran players yearning to see playing time.”
The Lions added yet another name to their list of veteran players being auditioned on Tuesday. Detroit will work out veteran running back Daniel Thomas, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post (on Twitter). Thomas now joins the likes of Ben Tate, Brad Smith, and Robert Meachem in an effort to impress the Lions.
Thomas, a second-round pick in 2011, was initially displaced from the Dolphins when they added Knowshon Moreno last offseason. However, Moreno went down with a dislocated elbow in September, prompting Miami to reunite with the 27-year-old. In four seasons with Miami, Thomas has run for 1,480 yards off of 409 attempts, good for just 3.6 yards per carry. Last year he saw time in 12 games, rushing for 168 yards off of 44 carries, good for a 3.8 yard average on each try.
Strangely enough, this will be Thomas’ second time auditioning opposite of Tate this offseason. The two backs shared the field in late May when showing their stuff for the Cowboys.