Knowshon Moreno played his college ball at the University of Georgia, was drafted by Denver Broncos and played out west and now, the free agent running back is moving to South Beach.
According to the Miami Dolphins website and Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, Moreno agreed with the franchise Thursday afternoon. He will join a backfield that featured Lamar Miller last season - but a weak offensive line and paultry running attack cooled the Dolphins offense last season.
While in Denver last season, Moreno had the best year of young career. The Dolphins hope Moreno has something left in the tank that can help push the Dolphins to the playoffs and beyond. A former first-round draft pick from Georgia, Moreno gained a career-high 1,038 yards and scored 10 touchdowns last season as the Broncos reached the Super Bowl before being routed by the Seattle Seahawks.
Moreno also caught 60 passes for 548 yards and three touchdowns.
Per league sources, the deal is for one year. No other details have been disclosed yet.
According to Andy Kent of miamidolphins.com. The former first-round draft pick of the Denver Broncos visited with Miami on March 21 at the Doctors Hospital Practice Facility in Davie, as new General Manager Dennis Hickey continues to make his mark in the offseason. He came out of the gate fast at the start of free agency by signing or re-signing six players – left tackle Branden Albert, defensive tackle Earl Mitchell, cornerback Cortland Finnegan, guard Shelley Smith, safety Louis Delmas and defensive tackle Randy Starks.
Moreno may also share carries in the backfield with Daniel Thomas as well. Thomas was taken with the 62nd overall pick in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Dolphins. He signed a 4-year contract.