Jun 17, 2014; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno catches a pass during mini-camp at Miami Dolphins Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Dolphins only team to pursue Knowshon Moreno

The Palm Beach Post has reported that Miami Dolphins’ running back, Knowshon Moreno, had no other suitors in free agency. Teams are not viewing running backs the same way they have in the past as most teams are opting for two featured back offenses driving the market for runners down. Especially the last two off-seasons

Moreno is coming off his best season as a professional gaining 1,586 yards from scrimmage last year. He scored ten rushing touchdowns and three receiving. Still his production apparently drew no interest. The Dolphins signed Moreno to a one year $3 million deal which has prompted fans and media alike to question whether or not the Dolphins overpaid.

The Dolphins are managed by first time GM, Dennis Hickey. Hickey was signed after an exhaustive and somewhat comical search this past off-season. An 18 year member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Hickey took the job after two other candidates reportedly declined the Dolphins offer.

In his first NFL Draft, Hickey selected offensive tackle Ja’Wuan James with the 19th overall pick. Many believed that taking James was a reach at that position. It was also reported then, that Hickey turned down trade offers to move back in round one.

Moreno did not participate in the Dolphins recent mini-camp and was limited in the voluntary camps earlier. There have been reports that he will need to have an arthroscopic procedure on his left knee but thus far has not scheduled anything. He has one month before the start of camp and two months prior to the start of the season.

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