Daily Madden: From The Practice Squad To National Acclaim

We always like Thomas but there were just too many CBs on the 49ers roster that were better and he got squeazed out. I am glad he found a home on the Dolphin’s 53-man roster and did not end up on the practice squad again. Good Luck to you Thomas!

CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Fresh off the 49ers practice squad, Miami Dolphins safety Michael Thomas was named the AFC Defensive Player of the week after two huge plays secured the Dolphins’ victory over the Patriots Sunday.

“He really didn’t have any snaps as a defensive player, he had no reps, he had no practice,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.

The former Stanford star was claimed by the Dolphins after two seasons as a 49ers practice player.

“You have 53 active players on an NFL roster,” Madden said. “Then you have a practice squad, I think of seven. The practice squad guys are not protected if someone from another team in the NFL wants to activate him…. So that’s how that happened.”

With Sunday’s victory, the Dolphins are in contention for a playoff spot.

“Their coach (Joe) Philbin has done a heck of a job,” Madden said. “He…

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