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January 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno (27) runs the ball against the New England Patriots in the first half of the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Miami Dolphins' Knowshon Moreno out of shape, behind Lamar Miller

Veteran running back Knowshon Moreno had his finest season as professional in 2013. The five-year veteran, who had spent his entire career with the Broncos since being drafted with the 12th-overall pick in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft, rushed for 1,038 yards and 10 touchdowns on 241 carries and caught 60 passes for 548 yards and three touchdowns.

When Moreno became a free agent in the offseason, the Broncos believed their money would be better spent on defense (and rightfully so), so they added former Dallas Cowboys’ pass rusher DeMarcus Ware, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New England Patriots’ cornerback Aqib Talib and former Cleveland Browns” safety T.J. Ward.

Moreno didn’t get the type of offers he likely hoped for and wound up signing a one-year deal worth about $3 million with the Miami Dolphins.

Moreno opened Dolphins’ OTAs as the top running back, but that clearly didn’t last long. According to James Walker of ESPN’s NFL Nation, Moreno looks thicker and out of shape and is currently behind Lamar Miller.

It’s early June, but Dolphins tailback Knowshon Moreno doesn’t look game ready. He’s currently working as a backup behind starter Lamar Miller and didn’t look sharp at OTAs. Moreno also looks a little thicker than usual. Philbin was asked Monday about Moreno’s conditioning. “I think my instincts tell me for this time of the year it’s pretty good,” Philbin said. “But I think there is certainly some room [for improvement] as we get rolling.”

Moreno has rushed for 3,468 yards and 26 touchdowns on 845 carries and has 157 receptions for 1,401 yards and nine touchdowns in his career.

 

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