Written by Matthew Cannata
The NFL.com “Around the League” team took a look at several players who they expect to regress in 2014 after having a big 2013 season. One of the players on the list included current Miami Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno, who they signed to a one-year deal in the offseason.
Last season with the Denver Broncos and with Peyton Manning as quarterback, Moreno gained 1,586 yards from scrimmage. It was a breakout year for Moreno but was it because of him or because of the way that opposing defenses were playing due to the threat of a pass on every play? The writers took it a step further and wondered out loud whether or not Moreno will even make the Miami Dolphins roster!
Moreno has been battling injuries throughout the offseason and hasn’t seen much time with the first-team during offseason activities. He will now miss several weeks of camp but I’m not so sure many people expected him to grab the starting job anyways. He was primarily brought to Miami for his pass protection skills and his ability to catch balls out of the backfield. Despite his injuries and his slow adjustment period, he should find a spot on the final roster.
Other players on the list included Wes Welker, Larry Fitzgerald, Fred Jackson, Antonio Gates, Cam Newton, DeMarcus Ware and Arian Foster.