MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami Dolphins safety Michael Thomas had quite the week going from the San Francisco 49ers practice squad to game-clinching interception of Tom Brady. But it almost didn’t happen because it took too long for him to return a message, according to Fox Sports.

The Dolphins called Thomas’ agent last week and the agent called and texted Thomas to no avail. Thomas had to consent for the Dolphins to sign him from the 49ers and he had to call them back last Monday before a certain time and luckily for him and the Dolphins he finally got the message.

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Thomas came up huge against the best clutch quarterback arguably in the history of the NFL Sunday afternoon. He knocked a Tom Brady pass from the hands of Danny Amendola and then on the final play of the game picked off Brady’s pass intended for Austin Collie.

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Typically a player with no more experience than Thomas wouldn’t be on the field against Tom Brady, but the Dolphins were left with few options. Cornerback Jamar Taylor was inactive and starting CB Brent Grimes left with a groin injury.

Enter Thomas who will be remembered for stopping Brady and keeping the Dolphins’ playoff hopes alive in 2013. As of Monday, thanks to Thomas’ interception, the Fins stand at 8-6 and are currently the sixth seed in the AFC playoffs.

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Not bad for a guy who had never played in an NFL game until Sunday.