The Miami Dolphins have been quiet over the past few days, not making many waves in free agency since starting out with the signing of Branden Albert, Earl Mitchell, Randy Starks, and Louis Delmas. Now, it appears, Miami is getting ready to re-enter the free agency madness.
According to multiple media reports, Miami will host free agent running back Knowshon Moreno on Friday.
Moreno, the former Denver Broncos running back has rushed for 3,468 yards with 26 touchdowns in his career, averaging 4.1 yards per carry. He reached career highs in yards (1,038) and touchdowns (10) last season. He also has 157 receptions for 1,401 yards with 9 touchdowns in the five years since he was drafted in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Broncos.
The Dolphins are looking to upgrade their running back position after starter Lamar Miller and second string runner Daniel Thomas underwhelmed last year. Miller finished the year with 709 yards on 177 carries with two touchdowns, while Thomas added 406 yards on 109 carries with four touchdowns.
So far this offseason, if a player has come to Miami for a visit, he has signed a contract. The Dolphins have been rumored to have interest in Moreno over the past few weeks, and a signing would not be overly surprising.
Miami could also be interested in former New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount and former Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew, both of whom are still on the free agent market. Jones-Drew met with the Pittsburgh Steelers this week, but has not signed a deal.
A contract for Moreno would likely be around $4 million a year.