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Dolphins Sign Quarterback Matt Moore

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The Dolphins made a vital acquisition Tuesday evening, resigning veteran quarterback Matt Moore to a new deal.  Moore, who received interest from several teams, visited with the Cowboys and Colts early on in free agency.  Despite having interest elsewhere, Moore signed a two-year deal worth a reported $3.5 million to remain with the team.

Moore, 31, joined the Dolphins in 2011 after spending his first three seasons with the Carolina Panthers.  The eight-year veteran started 12 games for the Dolphins in 2011, leading the team to a 6-6 record.  The following year, Miami drafted quarterback Ryan Tannehill with the eighth-overall pick.  Over the course of the last four seasons, Moore has attempted a total of 30 passes.  For his career, Moore has accumulated 5,356 yards, 33 touchdowns and 28 interceptions.

Miami visited with free agent quarterback Brandon Weeden over the weekend, but ultimately felt Moore was a better fit for the team.  The Dolphins hope they don’t have to use their newly-invested insurance policy, though the team feels comfortable with Matt Moore starting if necessary.