Knowshon Moreno’s knee may keep him off the field this year

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Knowshon Moreno was off to a promising start last season with the Dolphins, carrying 24 times for 134 yards in a Week One win over the Patriots. And then he did nothing the rest of the season. And he may do nothing this season, either.

Moreno, who played in only two more games and ran for just 14 more yards after that great Week One performance before suffering a season-ending knee injury, may not be able to play at all this season. Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that Moreno won’t be playing football this year because his knee isn’t right.

Although the 27-year-old Moreno became a free agent in March, there’s been no buzz about any team having any interest in signing him, which suggests that the knee injury is indeed a major issue. Moreno has a history of knee injuries and also suffered a torn ACL in 2011.

Moreno made $3 million on a one-year contract with the Dolphins last season. He had his best season in 2013, carrying 241 times for 1,038 yards and 10 touchdowns with the Broncos.