Knowshon Moreno had his best season in the NFL by far last year with the Denver Broncos. With the prolific passing attack of MVP Peyton Manning, lanes were open for Moreno to rush for 1,038 yards while also hauling in 60 receptions for 548 yards.
Moreno’s numbers last year helped him land a $3 million contract with the Dolphins this offseason, but if he wants an extension, he will have to put up similar numbers in a teal uniform.
Unfortunately, Moreno’s start to the training camp with the Dolphins saw him sitting on the sidelines due to a knee injury that placed him on the physically unable to perform list. For the first few weeks of training camp, Moreno was not able to put on the pads and join his new teammates out at practice.
This morning Moreno was finally activated off the PUP list, and he was ecstatic to get his chance to practice with the team.
“It feels good to put the pads on and work with the guys,” Moreno told the media after practice. “Today was testing it out and seeing how it feels. I feel good. What I did today I felt pretty good doing it. Now the next couple of days I’ll just progress and do more and more each day.”
Although Moreno has a slim chance to play in the Dolphins preseason opener against the Atlanta Falcons on Friday night, he did point out that while he missed physical reps, he has been preparing mentally for his opportunity.
‘I’ve been getting a lot of mental reps. Now I’ve just got to put those things together. I’m good with the playbook. It’s just going out there seeing it full speed versus the defense. But I feel pretty comfortable about the playbook.”
Moreno still has a solid month of practice before the Dolphins regular season opener. If he can stay healthy and put in the reps, Moreno could get some major playing time come week 1.