The Miami Dolphins added only one running back to their squad this 0ff-season, former Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno, who has not been impressive this off-season thus far. Local media described Moreno as out of shape and overweight when he reported to the Dolphins’ organized team activities last month. Nothing that the South Florida heat won’t take care of, if he can get on the field.
Moreno has been dinged up lately, missing most of the team’s mandatory mini-camp. Until today, no one was quite sure what his injury bug was. The Palm Beach Post reported that Moreno may need to have his left knee scoped. In 2011, Moreno tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in 2011.
Moreno signed a one-year, three million dollar deal with the Dolphins this past off-season, and the team was hoping to have him compete, push, and takeover the starting role from Lamar Miller, who was less than adequate last season as the team’s featured back. Thus far, Miller is looking good and Moreno can’t stay on the field.
According to Profootballtalk.com, Moreno will have the knee examined some time next week. If a scope is necessary, he should still be available for the start of training camp. The Dolphins are set to begin their camp at the end of July. They broke mini-camp yesterday.
Last season with the Denver Broncos, Moreno had a career year, rushing for 1,038 yards and added over 500 yards receiving for a Broncos offense that was predominately a passing game. He played in all three of the Broncos’ playoff games, including the Super Bowl loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
The Dolphins are installing a new offensive system designed by former Philadelphia Eagle quarterback coach Bill Lazor. It will feature a more diverse and spread formation offense that will utilize the running backs more in the passing game.