Michael Thomas tabbed AFC Defensive Player of the Week

A week ago, not many people knew who Michael Thomas was.

He was on the San Francisco 49ers practice squad and wasn't someone that appeared ready to contribute in a major way.

Credit the Dolphins for seeing something as they signed Thomas to their 53-man roster before Sunday's game against the Patriots. And Thomas delivered, clinching a Miami win with a game-ending interception in the end zone against New England quarterback Tom Brady.

For his effort, Thomas was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week.

His performance against the Patriots saw him make two tackles and two pass deflections in addition to the intereption.

Thomas is the third member of the Dolphins to earn conference Defensive Player of the Week honors, with Cameron Week (Week 9) and Olivier Vernon (Week 13) being the others.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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