Donald Thomas, Dolphins right guard: He lost his starting job to Nate Garner in Week 14. A few days later, the Dolphins put in a waiver claim for right guard Richie Incognito but were trumped by the Buffalo Bills. On Wednesday, the Dolphins signed Incognito to a one-year deal. Incognito is versatile enough to play other spots, but his presence doesn't seem to bode well for Thomas.
LaDainian Tomlinson, Jets running back: The former face of the San Diego Chargers went from unemployed and coming off his worst season to landing in the backfield of the NFL's top rushing team. Tomlinson will line up behind an exceptional offensive line that has started the same quintet 37 games in a row and features Pro Bowlers at center, left guard and left tackle. It's a glorious opportunity for Tomlinson to show he still can be a force.