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Matt Moore injury sidelines Dolphins backup quarterback

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Miami Dolphins second string quarterback Matt Moore will miss several training camp practices with a shoulder injury.

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The injury hits continue to come for the Miami Dolphins during the early portion of their 2014 training camp.  In this case, it's backup quarterback Matt Moore, one of the top second string quarterbacks in the league, who will be missing practice time.  Moore appears to have a shoulder injury that is sidelining him.

Moore's injury, which is to his throwing shoulder, is not considered serious enough to endanger his status for the regular season, but will cause him to miss several upcoming practices, including the team's Sun Life Stadium scrimmage tomorrow.  The goal is, with rest, Moore will be ready to play in the team's opening preseason game against the Atlanta Falcons next Friday.

Moore joins wide receiver Mike Wallace (hamstring), center Sam Brenner (ankle), and wide receiver Matt Hazel (concussion) in the injured players pool for Miami right now.  Also in that group is rookie linebacker Tariq Edwards, who has missed a few days already, who appears to have a knee issue.

Center Mike Pouncey and running back Knowshon Moreno are also not practicing right now, having started training camp on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.  Moreno is expected to be activated from the PUP list some time this summer, while Pouncey could move over to the Reserve/PUP when the season starts, sidelining him for the first six weeks as he rehabs from surgery a torn labrum in his hip.

Defensive tackle Anthony Johnson returned to practice today after having to miss time yesterday with an apparent chest injury.

With Moore sitting out the practice, Pat Devlin moves up the depth chart as the primary backup for Ryan Tannehill, while Seth Lobato will serve as the third quarterback.