Dolphins practice notes: Dallas Thomas returns

DAVIE, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins (8-7) held their first full practice in preparation for Sunday's game against the New York Jets (3-12).

A few notes and observations:

  • Dolphins starting right tackle Dallas Thomas returned to practice on Wednesday. Thomas missed last Sunday's win over the Minnesota Vikings with a foot injury. Backup right tackle Jason Fox made his first start and did a decent job. Miami only allowed two sacks. I’m curious to see who will start if Thomas is healthy.

  • Backup defensive end Derrick Shelby did not participate in practice. He suffered an ankle injury against Minnesota and worked on the side with trainers. If Shelby cannot play, that will open up reps for backups Dion Jordan and Terrence Fede.

  • Miami running back Daniel Thomas, who missed last Sunday's game, also practiced. He is recovering from a knee injury.