Moreno prepares for new challenge after best season in 2013.
The Miami Dolphins have reportedly reached an agreement with former Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno, according to ESPN.
It is understood as per ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, that it is a one-year deal worth $3m after the Broncos decided against extending his previous contract with the franchise.
The 26-year-old spent his first five seasons with the Broncos after being drafted 12th overall in 2009, and after a rocky start to his career in the league he returned to have his best season yet in 2012.
Moreno rushed for 1,038 yards and 10 touchdowns while he also had 60 receptions for 548 yards and three scores and proved to be a key in pass protection.
Nevertheless, he was held to just 17 yards on five carries as Denver lost in the Super Bowl back in February to the Seattle Seahawks.
The Broncos have been busy strengthening the roster this off-season to once again rival the New England Patriots in the AFC, as they look to make an immediate return to the showpiece event to bounce back from last season’s disappointment.
Meanwhile, Miami will bolster their running game which struggled last year as Lamar Miller (709 yards) and Daniel Thomas (406 yards) split playing time between them.
Miami averaged just 90 rushing yards per game last season, which was ranked as the 26th best in the league.
However, while the acquisition is undoubtedly an upgrade, they will remain wary of Moreno’s previous injury problems, as he’s played a full 16-game season just twice in his career and was limited to a total of 15 games in 2011 and 2012.