Jason Cole of the National Football Post is citing a source claiming Miami Dolphins running back Knowhon Moreno’s knee injury is “bad”. Moreno was signed this past off-season by the Dolphins to a $ 3 million dollar one-year deal in the hopes that he could give the Dolphins a top featured back.
So far, Moreno has been anything but.
Moreno missed all of the teams mandatory minicamp due to his injury and it was reported Thursday that he might need a minor arthroscopic procedure. Cole however is now saying via his source that Moreno “will likely play in 2014″ but the “issue is how long”.
Cole didn’t go into much detail but opted to spread his news on Twitter.
Moreno was supposed to challenge Lamar Miller for the starting tailback role and many figured that it would be his to lose. Now the Dolphins might be hoping that he can contribute. He showed up to off-season workouts out of shape and overweight. Moreno will turn 27 in July and NFL.com’s Ian Rappaport has said that Moreno will seek further medical opinions next week to see if surgery is needed.
Last year he was the leading rusher on the pass happy Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl run.
Moreno was not a highly sought after player in free agency falling victim to the new NFL trend of cheap running back labor. NFL teams are trending away from the single featured back offense and are instead using two or three running backs who provide different options for the teams. Moreno however was a versatile player for the Broncos who blocked well, ran well, and was able to provide an outlet to Peyton Manning in the passing game.