Matt Moore QB MIA 11 Days
The Dolphins have not approached QB Matt Moore about a pay cut.
Moore is owed $4 million in the final year of his two-year deal. Per the Miami Herald, the Bucs pursued Moore last March. New Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey was in that Tampa Bay front office and may be a fan of the backup quarterback.
Matt Moore QB MIA Mar 08 '13
Dolphins re-signed QB Matt Moore.
Contract details aren't yet available. The move further dilutes the wafer-thin quarterback market, and is an indication Moore wasn't expecting to draw serious interest as a starter. The deal should make him one of the league's better paid backups, as the Dolphins clearly value his veteran presence behind franchise QB Ryan Tannehill. The "top" of the QB market now consists of Brian Hoyer (RFA), Chase Daniel, Jason Campbell and David Garrard. There's never been a worse time to need a quarterback.
Matt Moore QB MIA Mar 06 '13
The NFL's Weekend Window for teams to negotiate with player reps begins on Saturday at midnight.
So, Friday night if you'll be burning midnight oil with Rotoworld. (We'll be up all night long, baby.) The window extends until 3:59PM ET on Tuesday, at which point teams can formally sign players. During the Weekend Window, players can not make club-facility visits, and only reps for unrestricted free agents -- not RFAs -- are allowed to negotiate. We don't expect an overwhelming amount of hard news over the weekend, but plenty of buzz should emanate.
Matt Moore QB MIA Mar 04 '13
Mike Jurecki of XTRA Phoenix is "hearing" the Browns may have interest in free agent Matt Moore.
New Cleveland OC Norv Turner is a known fan of Moore, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer has repeatedly called Moore a stopgap option for the Browns' quarterback position. NFL free agents can commence formal negotiations with teams on March 9, and sign beginning on March 12. Moore is the top free-agent QB available.
Matt Moore QB MIA Feb 24 '13
Dolphins OC Mike Sherman called free agent Matt Moore "five times last week alone" in an effort to encourage Moore back to Miami.
The Dolphins want Moore back "badly," but it's unrealistic to think he'll re-sign unless Moore simply decides he wants to hold a clipboard. (Marc Bulger, Kyle Orton, and Billy Volek have done that in recent years.) We still expect Moore to pursue an opportunity to start, and teams like Cleveland, Arizona, and the Jets could give him a much more realistic chance than Miami.
Matt Moore QB MIA Feb 23 '13
Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Terry Pluto "guesses" that the Browns will sign Matt Moore if they sign a free agent quarterback this offseason.
He admits it's "just a guess," but Pluto is more plugged in than most newspaper columnists and is a respected NFL mind. The prediction also jibes with a recent Miami Herald report that new Browns OC Norv Turner is a "big fan" of Moore. If the Browns signed Moore, he'd immediately become the favorite to start over Brandon Weeden. Cleveland would likely also draft a quarterback.
Matt Moore QB MIA Feb 23 '13
The Palm Beach Post says free agent Matt Moore "could fetch" a two- or three-year deal at $5 million per season.
Moore is hitting the free agent market at the right time. If we remove Joe Flacco's name from the list, Moore is the top free-agent quarterback available. Moore is reportedly looking for a team that will allow him to compete for the starting job, and is closer to his home in California. The Post mentions the Cardinals and Jets as the top suitors, along with the Browns, Bills, and Vikings.
Matt Moore QB MIA Feb 17 '13
According to the Miami Herald, new Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner is a "big fan" of impending free agent Matt Moore.
Turner has never coached Moore, but Norv's Chargers were believed to be among the teams interested in Moore just after the 2011 NFL lockout. Instead of backing up Philip Rivers, Moore signed a two-year deal with the Dolphins for a better chance to start. The Dolphins want Moore back to hold the clipboard for Ryan Tannehill, but the Browns could offer a chance for legitimate playing time.
Matt Moore QB MIA Jan 20 '13
The New York Post mentions impending free agent Matt Moore as a possibility for the Jets.
The Post also names veteran quarterbacks Tarvaris Jackson, Jason Campbell, and David Garrard as potential options to battle Mark Sanchez for the starting job in 2013. Moore is the youngest of the quartet, though, and is regarded as one of the best backup signal callers in the league. The Jets aren't expected to have the cap space to target higher-priced veterans like Alex Smith, Michael Vick, or Matt Flynn this offseason.
Matt Moore QB MIA Jan 19 '13
Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland told impending free agent Matt Moore "you always have a job in Miami."
Moore is tentatively expected to test the open market in hopes of landing a job somewhere where he can at least compete for a starting job. If that doesn't pan out, he can always return to the cushiest job in sports as a backup quarterback to Ryan Tannehill.