Free agent running back Knowshon Moreno is “moving closer” to a deal with the Dolphins, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com (via Twitter). It doesn’t sound like anything is necessarily imminent, but Miami looks to be the frontrunner for Moreno’s services at this point.
Moreno, 26, visited the Dolphins last week, and GM Dennis Hickey confirmed on Monday that the club remains interested in signing the former Bronco. While Denver GM John Elway indicated this week that his team hasn’t closed the door on the possibility of bringing back Moreno, it appears players like Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman will get increased roles with the Broncos next season, with the team’s 2013 starter likely to land elsewhere.
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 would likely be an upgrade for a Dolphins’ running game led by Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas, who failed to consistently produce last season.