Gillilslee played for the first time in his career Sunday, picking up six carries for 21 yards to finish third on the team. Thigpen received the largest workload of his career with four carries, but rushed for just 10 yards, while adding one reception for 0 yards.
Both players will likely continue to split time behind Lamar Miller moving forward. The Dolphins' next game is set for Week 14 against the Steelers.
"It gave me an opportunity to grow and become a pro," Gillislee said of watching from the sidelines this year, per ESPN. "Just by me watching, it made me hungrier and ready to take advantage of this opportunity that I’ve been given."
It's uncertain what role Gillislee might play Sunday against the Jets, but the Dolphins have used a two-back system with Thomas and Lamar Miller, so Gillislee could be immediately thrown into the mix.
"I’ve been ready to go," Gillislee said about Sunday’s game. "I’m ready to go now. But until I put those pads on, that’s when I’m really ready."
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