The Eagles have made a minor roster move and signed OL Dallas Thomas to a reserve/future contract, according to an official announcement from the team.
#Eagles sign former Dolphins G Dallas Thomas to a reserve/future contract.#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/59nLmXOnCO
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) January 18, 2017
A third round pick in 2013, Thomas was cut by the Dolphins after a poor performance against the Titans in week 4. Thomas also struggled heavily during preseason, allowing two hits in as many series in the Dolphins game against the Panthers.
Thomas was forced into action against the Titans due to an injury crisis, but Adam Gase had lost his patience with the Dolphins instability on the Offensive line. His decision to shake things up resulted in a Jay Ajayi breakout and the Dolphins first playoff berth for quite sometime.
Thomas played in all 16 games last year and 14 in the season beforehand, but has done little to cement his role on a starter. The Dolphins offensive front was one of the weakest in football prior to the shake up..and an inability to flash on such a weak unit could be considered a warning sign.
The Eagles are keen to solidify the trenches during the offseason and the move could be seen as a way of adding some depth at the LG position. Allen Barbre became a valuable member of the Eagles O-Line last year, but was asked to play in other positions when injuries struck..leaving the Eagles with bare bones at LG.
Thomas is just 27-years old and the Eagles have had a tendency to look for low-risk, high-reward players. How high the reward would be on a player who exhibits this kind of play on a regular basis however, remains to be seen..