MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami Dolphins have signed a former player in the wake of Knowshon Moreno’s injury.

The Dolphins reported Monday that Moreno would miss four to eight weeks with a dislocated elbow. He suffered the injury in Sunday’s loss to the Buffalo Bills. Lamar Miller was also dinged up in the fourth quarter, and was held out as a precaution.

The Dolphins decided to sign their former running back Daniel Thomas to patch up the backfield.

“We think he can help us right now,” said head coach Joe Philbin about Thomas. “We are looking to win this game against the Kansas City Chiefs. We want to find the 53 best guys that give us a chance to do that. In our opinion, that’s where we are.”

The 26-year-old Thomas spent three years with the Dolphins and generally disappointed the ball club with his performance.

Thomas was cut prior to the start of the season by the Dolphins when they made room for their 53-man roster.

He competed with Damien Williams and Orleans Darkwa for the last running back spot, but ultimately lost.

The Dolphins placed Sammy Seamster on injured reserve to make room for Thomas on the roster.

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