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Lamar Miller, Knowshon Moreno, Damien Williams, Mike Gillislee
Lamar Miller is a lock to make the roster, as he will enter the season as the starting tailback. Although his statistics thus far have been mediocre, he’s been the victim of lineup changes along the offensive line. His abilities as a pass protector were underrated last season, and he is deserving of at least half of the carries.
Although debuting in Week 3, Moreno has locked up his roster spot as well. His play against the Cowboys was impressive, as he showed precise cuts on running plays and stellar pass protection. He missed the first two preseason games due to a minor knee surgery, so the Dolphins might keep an extra back on the roster for insurance.
According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Damien Williams has been the most impressive rookie of training camp practices. He’s played with the first team throughout the preseason, so it’s safe to say he’s also on the roster.
The decision between injured backs Mike Gillislee and Daniel Thomas is going to be tough. A hamstring issue has sidelined Gillislee, and Thomas just returned to practice last week, according to Jackson.
Gillislee gets the nod here over Thomas because he reportedly looked good before injury. Thomas hasn’t looked like a quality back since being drafted, so keeping him would be a head-scratching decision.