SUNDAY, 8:37pm: Moore’s deal, which is now official, will pay him $2.6MM in 2015 with additional incentives, reports the Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero on Twitter.
After testing the barren quarterback market for nearly two weeks, Moore will opt to return to Miami, where he’ll again serve as Ryan Tannehill‘s understudy. This will be the 30-year-old Moore’s fourth year with the Dolphins, the third of which coming as a backup.
Joining the likes of Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett and Mark Sanchez on the market, Moore also generated interest from the rival Bills, tweets ESPN’s Adam Caplan, noting that had Buffalo not acquired Matt Cassel via trade they would’ve pursued the veteran Dolphins backup. Moore also surveyed the market in 2013 before making a similar move in staying on a two-year extension worth $8MM.
Moore’s re-signing comes a day after the Dolphins brought in Tarvaris Jackson for a visit. After the Bills ultimately pried versatile pass-catcher Charles Clay away, the Dolphins have signed four players — J.D. Walton, Louis Delmas, LaMichael James and Moore.
The former Panthers starter initially arrived in Miami to back up Chad Henne in 2011, and that work sample made Moore an interesting option in this year’s market. Moore completed just more than 60 percent of his passes for 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 12 starts that season. Since, Tannehill’s started 48 consecutive games.
But the Dolphins will now keep one of the more balanced quarterback depth charts intact in 2015.