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Dolphins RB Thigpen eager to show what he can do

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By STEVEN WINE
AP Sports Writer

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Miami Dolphins running back Marcus Thigpen is about to get his first shot at significant playing time, and he says he wants to shock his coaches.

Thigpen says they don't know how good he can be, because he has played little in his two NFL seasons. He'll assume a more prominent role Sunday against the New York Jets.

With running back Daniel Thomas sidelined because of a sprained ankle, Thigpen has been promoted to the backup spot behind starter Lamar Miller.

A 5-foot-9, 195-pound scatback, Thigpen will give the Dolphins' ground game a different look, which could be a good thing. With their line depleted by the team's bullying scandal and center Mike Pouncey's stomach illness, Miami has totaled 158 yards rushing over the past three games.

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