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Dolphins land Knowshon Moreno

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The Dolphins are adding one of the top backs left in free agency.

The club has come to terms on a one-year deal with Denver’s Knowshon Moreno, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday.

Moreno led the AFC-champion Broncos in rushing in 2013, racking up 1,038 yards and 10 touchdowns on 241 carries. He was also a key contributor in the passing game, hauling in 60 receptions for 548 yards and three TDs.

Moreno is likely to compete with third-year pro Lamar Miller for work in the Miami backfield.

Moreno, who turns 27 in June, was No. 76 on PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100.

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53 Responses to “Dolphins land Knowshon Moreno”
  1. qdog112 says: Mar 27, 2014 3:39 PM

    Good signing for the Fins.

  2. jakezog3rd says: Mar 27, 2014 3:39 PM

    Yes, Yes, and Yes!!!!!!!!!!

  3. bakeberryjam says: Mar 27, 2014 3:39 PM

    Would’ve liked MJD, but I’ll take it. Can’t go wrong on a 1 year deal.

  4. igotgamenj says: Mar 27, 2014 3:40 PM

    Great pick up.. also a great blocker

  5. finsblood13 says: Mar 27, 2014 3:40 PM

    Welcome to Miami!! Miller and Moreno are going to be a nice 1,2 punch! Miami is having an excellent free agency. Watch out!!

  6. barsfordays says: Mar 27, 2014 3:41 PM

    Personally I would rather have Andre Brown.

  7. miriam45 says: Mar 27, 2014 3:43 PM

    He’s great coming out of the backfield as a receiver. He’s also from the Jersey Shore. And the Pats fake injury reports.

  8. mikeschmitt1217 says: Mar 27, 2014 3:43 PM

    This guy isn’t very dynamic as a runner, but is a very solid in pass protection and as a back-out-of-the-backfield. Pretty crazy that in today’s NFL a guy with 1500 combined yds and 13 total TDs gets inked to a one year prove it deal. I’m interested to see what his contract is worth. My guess is between 1.5-3 million. Tannehill should like this pick-up…great 3rd down back.

  9. whiteknightblackheart says: Mar 27, 2014 3:43 PM

    And he gets to play the Pats twice a year. [slides Moreno up next years draft board surreptitiously].

  10. officialmiamidolphinsspokesperson says: Mar 27, 2014 3:44 PM

    MUCH better than a Miller, Thomas 1,2 punch thats for sure

  11. thegregwitul says: Mar 27, 2014 3:45 PM

    Peyton Manning isn’t part of the package, just keep that in mind and don’t expect Moreno to match last seasons numbers and he should be a solid addition to Miami. A one year deal was the smart way to go as Moreno can prove that he isn’t a product of Manning and his offensive system.

  12. thatstinks says: Mar 27, 2014 3:47 PM

    I am so giddy I picked up Monte Ball of my fantasy keeper league waiver wire right before the season ended .

  13. prideof10000lakes says: Mar 27, 2014 3:48 PM

    Nice, they should get Cadillac Williams again too

  14. chaseutley says: Mar 27, 2014 3:48 PM

    Wow. A 1-year deal? It’s definitely a buyer’s market for running backs.

  15. fins2323 says: Mar 27, 2014 3:49 PM

    Great pick up. This GM is doing it right. Moreno pass blocking alone is huge. Help give our qb more time n he will prove he is great. Now next challenge is to see how the GM does in the draft.

  16. iamkillerfin says: Mar 27, 2014 3:53 PM

    bad bad move Hickey & the other idiots didn’t even look a getting Blount who is a MUCH better back!!! 1 year deal to show that he sucks!!! Why do you think the Broncows (broncos) were so eager to get rid of him!!!

  17. cuda1234 says: Mar 27, 2014 3:54 PM

    Yawn. Best #27 since Lorenzo Hampton?

  18. scoops1 says: Mar 27, 2014 3:54 PM

    SoBe will catch up to this guy in no time

  19. jingham2 says: Mar 27, 2014 3:57 PM

    As Broncos fan, you Dolphins fans are gonna absolutely love him. Works his ass off and has a major chip on his shoulder.

    Dude is all around solid. Thanks for the memories Knowshon!

  20. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Mar 27, 2014 4:00 PM

    Nice compliment back, good contract….

  21. Coach John Harbaugh says: Mar 27, 2014 4:00 PM

    this ensures i improve my record to 5-0 against miami this coming season

    #yes

  22. sGoDonkos says: Mar 27, 2014 4:01 PM

    300+ touches w only 1 fumble too, also didn’t give up a sack in 2013. Great job for us in 2013 knosh!

  23. firedup1 says: Mar 27, 2014 4:03 PM

    Good another subtraction from Denver.

  24. craniator says: Mar 27, 2014 4:04 PM

    The Pats would never in a million years let Blount go , much less go to Miami . . . for more on this type of move , see former Fins GM candidate Nick Caserio.

  25. schmitty2 says: Mar 27, 2014 4:04 PM

    Bye bye Daniel Thomas!

  26. denver1983 says: Mar 27, 2014 4:05 PM

    I wish Knowshon would have been resigned by Denver. All Montee Ball does is fumble!

  27. grimreaper12 says: Mar 27, 2014 4:06 PM

    Shady’s better.
    #gopats

  28. beachsidejames says: Mar 27, 2014 4:06 PM

    Fins don’t have one super back but have three above average backs with each one having the potential to be better. Still need a few more pieces before this team can contend for the division title. Pats still own it and will unless there are more signings to come.

  29. harrisonhits2 says: Mar 27, 2014 4:08 PM

    finsblood13 says:

    Miami is having an excellent free agency. Watch out!!
    ______________

    Well you “won” free agency last year and all we heard offseason was how the Pats were finished and that Fins would win the division.

    How’d that work out for ya ?

  30. naenae431 says: Mar 27, 2014 4:10 PM

    Sorry to see him go. I really liked knoshon, thanks for the great year bro. Fins got them a good back

  31. Patskrieg dot com says: Mar 27, 2014 4:12 PM

    Moreno was outstanding at times last season… with a Hall of Fame QB and a great offensive line. But whatever, I’m sure he’ll do fine. Things always work out great in Miami.

  32. igotgamenj says: Mar 27, 2014 4:15 PM

    If I’m not mistaken last time Miami and NE played Miami won !!!!

  33. zeke2517 says: Mar 27, 2014 4:26 PM

    When people call my Jets a circus, I just smile and think of the Dolphins…

    So they signed someone. Pfft. Great.

  34. dolphinfan17 says: Mar 27, 2014 4:29 PM

    This could be to push miller, or for him to start. No matter what great signing!!!

  35. omniscientmoi says: Mar 27, 2014 4:29 PM

    His brother, Unknownshon, is thrilled.

  36. 69finfan says: Mar 27, 2014 4:31 PM

    Excellent!

  37. beachsidejames says: Mar 27, 2014 4:34 PM

    Tom terrific will soon be getting his AARP card as this division is now up for grabs.

  38. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 27, 2014 4:37 PM

    hope the broncos fix monte ball’s fumbling issues. good back, but he fumbled last year

  39. shatho1 says: Mar 27, 2014 4:39 PM

    poor guy got picked up by the dolphins hope they treat him nice when he doesn’t perform like he did last year.

  40. adman723 says: Mar 27, 2014 4:47 PM

    Nice, I like it a lot. we need as much pass protection as possible. Please tell me Daniel Thomas, another wonderful Jeff Ireland draft pick that he traded up to get is now released. Ireland drafted that bum over Randall Cobb, Demarco Murray and Steven Ridley to name a few. I wish I could smack that dude upside his dumb head!

  41. bsizemore68 says: Mar 27, 2014 4:48 PM

    You got to love it when the haters can’t stand to see a team sign a guy who will be an upgrade for the fish. Bill p.s. Just so you know, Jeff Ireland is not a Dolphin anymore, also new OC, new O line coach and a better O line, so perhaps they will do a lot better then last year, at least on paper they are better.

  42. ckg0913 says: Mar 27, 2014 5:16 PM

    Thanks for your time in Denver Knowshon! It’s a shame we couldn’t keep you.

    Use him well Miami, good signing!

  43. ebr362 says: Mar 27, 2014 5:23 PM

    Like the 1 yr deal, lets see if he can produce without the Peyton effect. If he does or is a solid upgrade we’ll have the inside track on an extension, if not, thanks for the effort and good luck.

  44. patsdominate says: Mar 27, 2014 6:36 PM

    8-8. Enough said !

  45. scmems07 says: Mar 27, 2014 6:39 PM

    For the guy who wanted Blount, that guy plays well about 1out of every 5 games, way too inconsistent. This is a good signing, dual threat and good blocker, signing him puts the same pressure on the linebackers that Wallace does on the safeties, they have to account for him catching the ball on third down which will give clay and the slot receiver one less defender to beat.

    Still see them drafting a big back in the mid rds for depth. This teams offensive personnel is starting to look a lot like the eagles, compare position to position, McCoy is obviously better, but very similar everywhere else. Oh, and defense is much better.

  46. phinfan says: Mar 27, 2014 8:07 PM

    Yawn. Best #27 since Lorenzo Hampton?

    T-buck was pretty good.

  47. phillyphinsfan says: Mar 27, 2014 9:51 PM

    If he can pass protect, I love the signing! Thomas and Miller are PATHETIC at picking up pass rushers.

  48. phillyphinsfan says: Mar 27, 2014 10:00 PM

    8-8. Enough said !

    —————————————————————-

    It’s 8-8. ‘Nuff said, Dork!

  49. dulz26 says: Mar 27, 2014 11:07 PM

    Excellent pick. .. I like what we are doing so far. Looks like we are sync now. Ross if we get to the 2 round of the playoffs I will take back everything I said to you. …..publicly …..

  50. fins2323 says: Mar 28, 2014 1:09 AM

    Anyone that talks bad about the fins should go back and look at the season. There r at least four games when we came back or had the lead late in the fourth. Our kicker really screwed us this year, our o line was a joke. N yet we manage to beat every afc playoff team. Besides Denver and the chiefs bc we did not play them. We beat the pats,chargers,bengals, and colts. We got a good left tackle. N now Moreno aka great pass blocker. When we draft solid. The dolphins can n should be back to there dominant place in the afc. Our qb has the it factor. N when he learns how to hit Wallace deep game over.

  51. gratefulgecko says: Mar 28, 2014 6:32 AM

    Winning football is a combination of all the right pieces, working in sync. Moreno brings a lot of versatility. Blount was a one-trick pony and a non-factor in NE’s final game. So no, adding Blount wouldn’t necessarily translate to wins in Miami. Now look at Denver. They have a HOF QB, but were embarrassed and exposed. So, just having a QB isn’t enough, either.

    To win a superbowl you need a very tough defense, and an offense with several threats, in the air and on the ground, to keep the D off balance. That’s why Seattle was so successful. I also think the 49er’s have a great roster and now they have a slew of early draft picks this year, they will take a step up.

    You see how some teams are arrow up, and other teams are struggling, and the teams that win are balanced and play team ball, have a great QB, some playmakers on both sides of the ball, and aren’t starting from scratch every year in the draft.

  52. fishyinalittledishy says: Mar 29, 2014 6:09 AM

    I know getting value for money is important aka the one year prove it deal but why us fans keep bringing it up it’s like we’re all turning into accountants. More interested in if he is a good player and the more I read between the lines is that he is. Signing players with something to prove more often than not works out good. His stats mean he has nothing to prove but he will feel his old team must pay for their lack of faith and that’s good for us because he seems to bring a lot to the table

  53. allessior says: Aug 22, 2014 11:24 PM

    After a 2013 season like that, how could the Broncs let him go!? This kid is a great back, and he would have been much greater by now if he had more touches. He has always been moved in and out, preventing him from getting consistent, every down playing time, which would catapult him into greatness. He is a very good RB and a fine young man.

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