Knowshon Moreno RB MIA 1 Day
Moreno and Lamar Miller have split first-team running back snaps over the past two days, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.
While coach Joe Philbin indicated that the team's top running back job has yet to be settled, the report notes that Philbin has said some good things about Miller this week. "I like everything Lamar has done since he's gotten here," Philbin said. "He's had an excellent offseason and camp...I like everything he's done since April 21." In reference to Moreno, Philbin noted that, "Knowshon ran the ball well [Saturday]." Until a starter is declared by the Dolphins, we'll operate under the assumption that some form of time-share figures to be in effect to start the season, though at the very least, even if he hasn't completely closed the gap on Miller, Moreno's superior pass protection ability figures to ensure him a third-down role, until a more predictable distribution of carries emerges.
Knowshon Moreno RB MIA 2 Days
Moreno (knee) will likely sit for Thursday's preseason finale against the Rams, Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Moreno racked up 64 yards on 10 carries in his preseason debut against the Cowboys last Saturday, surpassing the production of Lamar Miller. His absence from Thursday's game would be precautionary, as Moreno has nothing to prove in terms of his roster spot. He is still battling for the starting gig with Lamar Miller, but it appears that determination will be settled in practice rather than in the game. The two will likely share carries in Week 1 regardless of who gets the starting nod.
Knowshon Moreno RB MIA 5 Days
Moreno (knee) gained 64 yards on 10 carries in his 2014 preseason debut Saturday against the Cowboys.
Lamar Miller got the start and rushed for 34 yards on seven carries, but both players saw plenty of work with the first-team offense. It seems that Moreno will at least split touches with Miller early in the season, and the former Bronco may even have a shot to take over as the starter early in the year. Though he wasn't targeted in Saturday's game, Moreno handled some of the third-down work, and he remains the favorite to get most of the playing time on passing downs.
Knowshon Moreno RB MIA 6 Days
Moreno (knee) is in line to make his preseason debut Saturday against the Cowboys, the Palm Beach Post reports.
Moreno, who is bouncing back from an arthroscopic procedure on his knee in June, returned to practice last week and is now poised to return to game action. In his absence, Moreno lost some ground to Lamar Miller in the team's starting running back equation, but assuming no setbacks, there's still time for Moreno to advance his case for a significant role in the team's backfield (in tandem with Miller) out of the gate.
Knowshon Moreno RB MIA 8 Days
Moreno is questionable to play Saturday, according to the Palm Beach Post.
Moreno has recovered from offseason knee surgery but is still trying to work himself into game shape. He spent part of practice Tuesday and Wednesday doing conditioning drills. The Dolphins will see how he progresses later this week before determining if he will play against the Cowboys on Saturday.
Knowshon Moreno RB MIA 12 Days1 Comment
The Dolphins are slated to hold Moreno (knee) out of Saturday's preseason game against Tampa Bay, the Buccaneers' official site reports.
Moreno has been practicing, so barring any setbacks, we'd expect to see him suit up in next week's preseason contest against the Cowboys.
Knowshon Moreno RB MIA 14 Days
Moreno is not expected to play this week, according to the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.
The coaching staff is going to play it safe with Moreno and not rush him into game action. His knee is structurally sound and he has looked good in practice. He is expected to see game action in Week Three of the pre-season.
Knowshon Moreno RB MIA 14 Days6 Comments
The Palm Beach Post notes that Moreno was a big part of the Dolphins' passing game at practice Thursday, adding that the running back saw some first-team reps with the team's offense.
While coach Joe Phiblin didn't say whether or not Moreno will play Saturday against the Bucs, that's a possibility. "He's looking better," Philbin said of Moreno, who is bouncing back from a June knee scope. "I think he's looking more comfortable with the offense and the reps and so forth. We're going to watch the tape and we'll see." In Moreno's recent absence, he lost some ground to Lamar Miller in the team's starting running back equation, but assuming no setbacks, there's still time for Moreno to make his case for the assignment in advance of Week 1.
Knowshon Moreno RB MIA 16 Days
Moreno (knee) participated in 11-on-11 drill work Monday for the first time since returning from his June knee scope, the Miami Gerald reports.
Moreno reportedly appeared to have a good burst of speed during Monday's session, although he acknowledged that he still needs to work himself into full football shape. That being said, Moreno's return to practice should certainly boost his chances of pushing Lamar Miller for Miami's starting running back job. While it's unknown whether Moreno will be available for the Dolphins' next preseason game, it's encouraging that he'll now be able to learn new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor's scheme through on-field work.
Knowshon Moreno RB MIA 17 Days
Moreno, who came off the PUP list last week, appeared to make some strides at Sunday's practice, ESPN.com reports.
The report notes that Moreno did some competitive work in one-on-one passing drills, while making some sharp cuts on the knee that he had scoped in late June. It's uncertain if Moreno -- who also turned in some nice catches during Sunday's drills -- will play in this coming Saturday's preseason contest against the Bucs, but what is clear is that the sooner he gets back to full strength, the more he'll have a chance to push Lamar Miller for carries in the Miami backfield.