Former Broncos RB, Moreno, signs with Dolphins
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According to ESPN.com's Adam Schefter, Moreno signed a one-year deal with the terms of that contract not disclosed. During the 2013 season, the Dolphins split primary rushing duties between both Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas. It is unclear whether the Dolphins will stick with a "running back by committee" system, or feature Moreno as their primary back.
|Knowshon Scores TD in 2013 Divisional Playoff Victory over the +Chargers (Photo Courtesy: USATSI)|
The Broncos will now look to the trio of Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillman, and C.J. Anderson to fill the void left by Moreno in the Denver's backfield.
Montee Ball to be Broncos Lead Back
Broncos CR3W would argue that Moreno was the most undervalued player of this brilliance of offensive football we witnessed from the Broncos last year. That said, Montee Ball is full of upside and talent which is the main and sole reason the Broncos feel okay moving forward without Moreno. He did it the right way and we will remember that from the former +Georgia Bulldogs grad. Despite LeSean McCoy, Moreno may hae the best hands as an RB as any. Jamaal Charles may have the home run in space, but that doesn't undervalue the ability of Knowshon's to catch the ball naturally and transfer into a runner in the process of catching as any. He often pulled in some tosses that would not be caught by 90% of the tailbacks in the NFL.
Hillman has just had his 2nd opportunity open up for him. Hopefully, he gets the chance in full health and shows the same drive that Knowhson exemplified right in front of the young player's first two seasons as a member of the NFL, and Denver Broncos. If that is the case, Hillman will make a lot of positive headlines as a part of the Broncos offense. Maybe that is the best way to explain what Moreno is, learned, and showed that if you work hard and prepare your butt off, you will get and take full advantage of it. Many forget that he suffered from an ACL injury just over 2 seasons ago also.
John Fox still has Faith in Hillman
Ball may not give Hillman much of any opening, but if it is on 3rd downs or breathers, Hillman will be seen contributing when he gets looks on the field. Hopefully, they both stay in full health. We'll see what others get an opportunity in camp once its upon us. Not very far away, really.
Knowshon Moreno’s 1-year agreement with the #Dolphins is for about $3M, per source.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 27, 2014
|Knowshon Moreno with another big contributor to the record setting offense of +NFL|
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+Wisconsin Badgers, White, Looks up to former teammate Montee Ball
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