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Miami Dolphins bring back former running back Daniel Thomas

Daniel Thomas will be back in aqua. He re-signed with the Dolphins on Thursday.
Daniel Thomas will be back in aqua. He re-signed with the Dolphins on Thursday. Miami Herald Staff

Perhaps the third Dolphins coach is the charm for running back Daniel Thomas.

Thomas never lived up to the hype under Tony Sparano or Joe Philbin.

Will things be different under Adam Gase?

That’s the Dolphins’ hope, as they decided to give Thomas, their second-round pick in 2011, one more chance in Miami. Just hours after the Dolphins signed another running back, Isiah Pead, they agreed to terms with Thomas, the Miami Herald has confirmed.

Thomas immediately becomes Miami’s most accomplished running back. Thomas rushed for 1,480 yards in four seasons with the Dolphins, but never averaged more than 3.8 yards per carry in any season.

Thomas has ties to Gase; he was in camp with the Chicago Bears last summer, but didn’t make the team.

The Dolphins weren’t done Thursday. They also signed journeyman tight end MarQueis Gray, who has played for three teams in four years, most recently the Bills. Gray has 12 career catches but no touchdowns.

The Dolphins will be busy Friday, too. They're bringing in Colts cornerback Greg Toler for a visit. Toler started 25 games for Indianapolis over the past two seasons.

Miami Herald sportswriter Barry Jackson contributed to this report.

Adam H. Beasley: 305-376-3565, @AdamHBeasley

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