Knowshon Moreno is not expected to play for the Miami Dolphins in their second preseason game this weekend, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport as he recovers from knee surgery.
Moreno’s, 27, first impression with the Dolphins has not gone according to plan after signing with the team after a rebound campaign with the Denver Broncos and despite saying he feels good, won’t make his team debut until next week at the earliest.
Don’t expect #Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) to play in this week’s preseason game. I’m told next week is when he’ll debut for MIA.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 14, 2014
Activated off the PUP list on August 6, Moreno was at one point unsure if he would play in any preseason action earlier this month, but it appears he and the Dolphins hope to get him some work for the crucial third preseason game next week.
The third preseason game traditionally sees the starters play into the second half and will be a true test for the former first round pick out of Georgia to see how far he has come from his surgery and how much he still has to go before the regular season opener.
In his absence, Lamar Miller has assumed the starting running back duties and gained invaluable practice and preseason reps as he hopes to revive his stagnated career.
Moreno rushed for a career-high 1,038 yards and 10 touchdowns last year and also added 60 receptions 548 yards, both career-highs, and three touchdowns in the Broncos record-setting offense.