Thomas and Porter were among the six linebackers chosen by the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee along with Derrick Brooks, Ray Lewis, Brian Urlacher and DeMarcus Ware.
Other Dolphins players honored on All-Decade teams in the past have included tackle Richmond Webb for the 1990s; center Dwight Stephenson and punter Reggie Roby for the 1980s; wide receiver Paul Warfield, guard Larry Little, center Jim Langer, safety Dick Anderson, kicker Garo Yepremian and Coach Don Shula for the 1970s.
PRO BOWL DOLPHINS: Safety Yeremiah Bell and kicker Dan Carpenter both enjoyed their first Pro Bowl experience Sunday night during the AFC's 41-34 victory over the NFC at the newly named Sun Life Stadium.
In a game where little defense is played, Bell ended up with a special teams tackles and he almost had an interception on an overthrown pass from Donovan McNabb that he couldn't quite bring in.
As for Carpenter, he was 2-for-3 on field goals, hitting from 30 and 26 yards while missing wide right from 36 yards. Carpenter, who added five extra points, also had two kickoffs for touchbacks.
SHULA SHOW: The celebration of Hall of Fame coach Don Shula continues.
This time it was the unveiling of a statue outside Sun Life Stadium depicting the legendary coach being lifted by players Nick Buoniconti and Al Jenkins followed the Dolphins' victory over Washington in Super Bowl VII that completed the perfect season of 1972.
The Dolphins' headquarters also are being moved to the stadium, where they now will have the address: 347 Don Shula Drive. The 347, of course, represented Shula's NFL-record career victory total.