Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said Tuesday that the running back job is wide open as four guys compete. He added that whoever can pass protect will have a leg-up in getting reps. "Daryl (Richardson) and Isaiah (Pead), Zac Stacy is a guy thats doing great. Terrance Ganaways a guy that we like," Schottenheimer said. "You need multiple backs in this league. Were going to try to play to their strengths. With Jack (Steven Jackson) last year, it was a little bit different. It was harder to do the committee because every time you took him out, you knew you were missing his leadership and his toughness. This year I think we've got nice pieces to try to blend in and differently attack people."
Dolphins rookie cornerback Jamar Taylor had surgery to repair a hernia and will cost him up to three weeks of practice time. He's a candidate to be back for a June minicamp and should be OK for the start of training camp.
The Miami Herald reports that Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas expects to compete for the starting job even though Lamar Miller is considered the front-runner. I dont know why [Miller] would have the inside track, Thomas said. Its an open competition. Everybody has a fair shot. The best player is going to get the job. Nobody has a leg up. Im looking to be that guy . Thats why I put the work in. Thomas said he trained in Arizona with other players including Tim Tebow, Terrell Suggs, LaRon Landry and James Harrison: I wanted to get my legs back stronger [after knee surgery], he said. Ive been very inconsistent. Ive had a lot of injures. This is the year Ive got to put everything together. When Im healthy and on top of my game, I feel like I can play with the best of them.