Knowshon Moreno appears to be done

AP

When last we wrote about free agent running back Knowshon Moreno, a year ago, we noted that he probably wouldn’t play in 2015 because of a bad knee. That turned out to be the case. And it appears to be the case for 2016 as well.

Although he’s only 28 years old, Moreno is most likely done playing, according to Mike Klis of 9 News in Denver. Klis reports that Moreno is keeping himself in shape in case he gets another opportunity, but that doesn’t appear likely — Klis puts the chances that Moreno will retire at 80 percent.

Moreno’s knees are a mess. Klis reports that Moreno’s knees were already “shot” when he played his last season for the Broncos in 2013 — before he suffered a torn ACL in 2014 while playing for the Dolphins. Moreno has a long history of knee injuries, including another torn ACL in 2011.

When healthy, Moreno has shown flashes of talent. Moreno ran for 1,038 yards in 2013 and added 548 receiving yards. And in the one and only full game that he played healthy for the Dolphins, he ran for 134 yards.

But bad knees are a bad problem for an NFL running back, and Moreno has probably played his last game.

19 responses to “Knowshon Moreno appears to be done

  1. the Fins will bring him in for a look … his energy was incredible for their running game …

  2. That first game he played with the dolphins he looked fantastic, couldn’t be stopped. He was a good player, too bad his career was cut short.

  3. Absolute beast, have utmost respect for his passion. FIns should hire him now as a RB coach. He is the epitome of a leader. Truly sucks he is done because the Fins had an animal that could not be stopped other than injuries.

  4. I will never forget how much i disliked him in Denver at first, but then his heart won me over. When i see him now in my mind, i see that still shot of him during the National Anthem with Gigantic tears rolling down his face….DB4L!

  5. Talent and heart, but bad knees. Poor guy will be lucky to be walking when he gets older. He left it all on the field.
    Best of luck to you kid.

  6. Moreno was red-shirted his freshman year at Georgia by Richt in one of his typical silly personnel moves. He was a stud the next two years and didn’t have any injuries. Then he was off to the NFL.

  7. not a big fan of either Georgia or Denver, but the guy was a warrior who left it all on the field…the epitome of what a professional should be and was never a me first guy…

  8. boogerhut says:
    May 14, 2016 6:32 PM
    Don’t draft RBs in the first round.
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    Maybe you shouldn’t draft running backs in the first round but using Knowshon’s case as a reason to not do so doesn’t make any sense. Just about any football player at any position would be facing early retirement with Knowshon’s knee injury history.

    Also Knowshown did show flashes that he could play at a high level in the NFL if not for his many knee injuries.

  9. Once he learned how to hold onto the football, he was a great back until he started getting injured. He’s a smart kid. Hopefully he saved and invested wisely for this moment.

  10. 6thsense10 says:
    May 15, 2016 7:29 AM
    boogerhut says:
    May 14, 2016 6:32 PM
    Don’t draft RBs in the first round.
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    Maybe you shouldn’t draft running backs in the first round but using Knowshon’s case as a reason to not do so doesn’t make any sense. Just about any football player at any position would be facing early retirement with Knowshon’s knee injury history.

    Also Knowshown did show flashes that he could play at a high level in the NFL if not for his many knee injuries.

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    6th sense, I think Mr. Booger’s point is that NFL RBs have a short shelf life. They have to be pretty dang good to justify a first round pick, because you’re lucky if they’re productive when they hit 30.

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