Written by Luis Sung | Twitter: @FLSportDebater
Right after the team re-signed running back Daniel Thomas, the Dolphins apparently are not yet done exploring other options as earlier today they worked out recently released running back LaMichael James.
James was a standout running back back in Oregon, breaking school rushing records and becoming a highly wanted draft prospect by several teams. However, he recently requested to be released from the San Francisco 49ers to try and pursue his career elsewhere. That slightly backfired on him though as no one claimed him on the waiver wire and he's been waiting to be signed somewhere ever since.
James has ability as a return man which could work to Miami's advantage, given wide receiver Jarvis Landry's struggles as a returner in the past couple games, he also has been described by scouts to be able to work well in a zone-blocking scheme which the Dolphins utilize.
Signing James certainly wouldn't hurt in the long run, the Dolphins have nothing to lose and all to gain by giving this once highly-regarded college standout a chance to play in South Florida. If they sign the young running back out of Oregon, they may just find a diamond in the rough.