After declaring that he was interested in returning to the NFL in 2016, Knowshon Moreno stated that he’d like to play for the Broncos or the Dolphins, the only two clubs he’s ever spent time with during his career. At least one of those teams doesn’t appear to be an option, as Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that Miami doesn’t have any interest in signing Moreno.
The Dolphins also have a crowded backfield, but after striking out on trying to land high-profile options (Anderson included) earlier in the offseason, they lack an established No. 1 rusher. As of now, second-year man Jay Ajayi looks poised to serve as their go-to ball carrier. Ajayi racked up just 187 yards on 49 carries as a rookie, however, and his production tailed off significantly after a strong two-game showing to begin his career. Miami did invest a third-rounder in Alabama’s Kenyan Drake, though, and Daniel Thomas and Isaiah Pead are among its veteran choices. Moreno has enjoyed a better career than both, and the ex-Georgia Bulldog says he has plenty more to offer.
“I still have a lot in the tank. Probably too much in the tank. I need to let it out. I’m really excited to get back. I just want to get back to a team atmosphere, helping a team and, most of all, just competing,” Moreno recently told TMZ.
Miami may not have any interest in Moreno, but that doesn’t mean the club is ending its search for another running back, as recent reports have indicated that the Dolphins are still monitoring free agent Arian Foster, presumably waiting to get a better read on his health. Earlier today, I listed the Dolphins as one of eight teams who could express interest in Foster.
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