SATURDAY, 6:19pm: Full details of Moreno’s one-year deal, courtesy of The Baltimore Sun’s Aaron Wilson (via Twitter) — $1MM in signing and roster bonuses, $1.98MM salary and $18,750 per-game active roster bonuses.
FRIDAY, 2:51pm: Moreno’s one-year deal is worth about $3MM, tweets Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
2:04pm: The Dolphins have reached an agreement with free agent running back Knowshon Moreno, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (via Twitter). According to Schefter, the former Bronco will ink a one-year deal with Miami.
The 12th overall pick in 2009, Moreno posted his first 1,000-yard season in 2013, racking up 13 overall regular-season touchdowns. Although the Broncos’ explosive offense aided those numbers, Moreno will be an upgrade over Daniel Thomas, pairing with Lamar Miller to lead the Dolphins’ rushing attack in 2014.
Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com reported yesterday that the Dolphins were “moving closer” to an agreement with Moreno. Broncos GM John Elway had indicated earlier this week that his team hasn’t closed the door on the possibility of bringing back the 26-year-old, but that always appeared to be a long shot, particularly when Moreno began to draw interest from Miami.
With Moreno off the board, the market for other veteran running backs like Maurice Jones-Drew and LeGarrette Blount could quickly develop. The Dolphins had been one of four teams linked to Jones-Drew, while the Patriots and Steelers were rumored to have interest in both players.