A day after conflicting reports that the Miami Dolphins had waived/injured or terminated the contract of guard Randy Thomas, it turns out neither scenario was actually correct.
According to Pro Football Weekly's NFL transaction wire (the best source on the internet as it comes straight from the league), Thomas was actually placed directly on the team's injured reserve list.
In the scheme of things, the specifics don't matter all that much, because Thomas is extremely unlikely to ever play for the Dolphins regardless of what happened yesterday.
The only difference is that Thomas is still Dolphins property and not yet a free agent, and thus cannot sign with another team.
Odds are Thomas' injury is likely minor and the team will work out an injury settlement with him shortly, which would result in his release.
I'm skeptical Thomas has much left in the tank at 34 and having suffered multiple tears of his triceps in recent years, so it's quite possible this is the end of the line for the long-time NFL veteran.
If Thomas has indeed played his last down in the NFL, he would retire with 143 games played (all starts) and two selections as a Pro Bowl alternate in 11 seasons.
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