Knowshon Moreno on PUP list, but “won’t be too long”

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The Dolphins made a couple of procedural moves on Thursday, placing running back Knowshon Moreno and center Mike Pouncey on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Pouncey is a good bet to remain on that list into the regular season after having hip surgery that will reportedly keep him out for half the year. Pouncey can go on the regular season version of the PUP list, which will require him to miss practice for at least six weeks but he won’t count against Miami’s 53-man roster.

Moreno’s stay shouldn’t be that long. The veteran back had knee surgery during the offseason and coach Joe Philbin said his conditioning needed some work, but Philbin doesn’t think it will be long before Moreno is in the mix with Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas.

“Not full throttle 100% reps yet but won’t be too long,” Philbin said, via Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald.

Moreno signed with the Dolphins after running for 1,038 yards and 10 touchdowns last season, his best production in any of his five NFL campaigns. Doing the same without Peyton Manning running a high-powered passing game may be difficult, especially if any other issues cut into his ability to compete for playing time this summer.

12 responses to “Knowshon Moreno on PUP list, but “won’t be too long”

  1. Don’t let last season fool you Miami.

    Knowshon has been injury prone since the day he inked his rookie deal.

    Broncos let him walk for cheap, without having a veteran backup at RB, for a reason.

    He will likely have a subpar year.

  2. One of the worse free agent signings. Knoname Moreno is a product of Peyton, just like the dysfunctional organization in the dolphins to sign him.
    Khalil Mack> Clowney and Barr

  3. Maybe Manning benefited from Moreno and his pass blocking skills. While Moreno is a subpar runner he excels as a pass blocker which contributed to Mannings success.

  4. I had written Moreno off as a bust but props to him for what he did last season. Nobody played with more heart than he did. I wish him well with Miami. My only questions are whether he can stay healthy and whether he can sustain that intensity playing for a team that will likely lose more than half its games. Much easier to get psyched when you line up behind a Hall of Famer on a winning team.

  5. The only news I got from this story is…. Darn! Daniel Thomas is still with the Dolphins! Go ahead Haters make your Moreno sucks comments, as far as this Fan is concerned if he shows up out of shape in a cast it is already an improvement. Without an OLine nothing matters anyway.

  6. The Dolphins aren’t banking on Moreno – he signed for next to nothing and is just an insurance policy. To say he is the worst free agent signing shows that you like soccer.

  7. They can put Moreno on the cut list. He is nothing special. He simply blocks better than Miami’s other RBs. There were (and still are) better options for that and, contrary to popular opinion, Moreno was not a starting option. He is simply a backup for injury depth

  8. I watched nfl replay on nfl network the other day and saw broncos vs Cowboys game….knowshon was like the star of the game he ran tough and hard for over a 100 yrds…this guy has lots of experience both reg season plus postseason and great at pass blocking skill two things none of the Dolphins rb have. He is aa great overall addition to the Dolphins

  9. Moreno has been injured for most of his career. It was nice to see him run hard last year but prior to that, I had written him off as a bust. He produced last year because defenses were too busy with the pass attack and without that in Miami, I don’t expect much from him.

    Miami is a good land for him because the sports analysts still call him Marino from time to time. Maybe that will stop.

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