Miami Dolphins Release OG Randy Thomas With Injury Settlement

Chris J. NelsonSenior Writer IAugust 29, 2010

Thomas with the Redskins in 2009.
Thomas with the Redskins in 2009.NFL Photos/Getty Images

The Miami Dolphins have officially cut ties with guard Randy Thomas. The National Football Post reports the 11-year veteran has received an injury settlement from the team and has been released.

The Dolphins signed Thomas on Aug. 18 in an effort to beef up the team's guard depth, but he was unable to stay healthy and the team obviously felt he wasn't much of an upgrade.

After playing in the team's second preseason game against Jacksonville, Thomas was placed on injured reserve by the Dolphins on Aug. 25.

A two-time Pro Bowl alternate, Thomas has started 143 games over 11 seasons with the Jets and Redskins.

However, the 34-year-old Thomas has missed significant time in two of the past three seasons with a torn triceps and may be nearing the end of the line.

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Chris J. Nelson majored in journalism at Georgia State University and is currently a programming coordinator for Turner Sports in Atlanta. He operates his own Miami Dolphins Web site, The Miami Dolphins Spotlight, and he can be followed on Twitter here.