The Miami Dolphins this offseason desperately wanted to address their needs at the running back position, and they did just that when they went out and signed former Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno. However, is there is chance that he may never even see the field for Miami this regular season.
According to Gregg Rosenthal over at NFL.com, the possibility is far from being out of the question.
After not showing up like the running back they thought they were getting for offseason workouts, it wouldn’t be a complete surprise to Rosenthal if the Dolphins decide to just cut ties with Moreno before the end of training camp.
He showed up to offseason workouts out of shape, and then he underwent knee surgery. The Dolphins badly need running back help and they guaranteed Moreno $1.25 million when he signed, so he’ll get every chance to make the team. But nothing would surprise us with Moreno after his offseason.
In the Broncos’ run to the Super Bowl last season, Moreno was the key in the Denver running game as he rushed for 1,038 yards and 10 touchdowns. Those numbers alone guaranteed that he would be a prized free agent pickup this offseason.
But if the Dolphins feel during training camp that they’re not going to get themselves near close to the player that Moreno was in 2013, then Rosenthal is correct. Maybe severing the ties, even with the money he is owed, would be a good idea.