MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas has missed practice for the second day in a row because of a concussion, increasing the likelihood Lamar Miller will make his NFL debut Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.
Thomas, the backup to starter Reggie Bush, was hurt in the second quarter of Sunday's season-opening loss at Houston.
Miller traveled with the team but was inactive. He ran for 1,272 yards last year for the Miami Hurricanes, and the Miami native said he looks forward to returning to Sun Life Stadium, this time as a pro.
Miller averaged 5.7 yards per carry with the Hurricanes and scored 17 touchdowns in 23 games. He was drafted in the fourth round by the Dolphins and was the team's busiest running back during the exhibition season.