The Miami Dolphins added running back LaMichael James and safety Louis Delmas on Friday afternoon. Now, they've added another with the announcement that they have re-signed quarterback Matt Moore to a one-year contract. In 2007, Moore was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent before playing for the Carolina Panthers until 2011. He has been with the Dolphins ever since in both the starter and back-up role.
Since Ryan Tannehil was drafted in 2012, Moore has been his back-up and the two have formed a great relationship both on and off the field. Moore has also proven that he can come in at any time and successfully lead a team for an extended period of time. This is important because if Tannehill goes down with an injury, the Dolphins would still have hope of keeping their season alive with a player like Moore.
In a press release from the team, general manager Dennis Hickey said, "Matt has provided stability and leadership for the Dolphins in his time here and we’re excited to have both of them back.”
The Dolphins had brought in quarterback Travaris Jackson in for a visit on Thursday and it now appears that was done to help speed up contract negotiations with Moore. It's no coincidence that Moore re-signed with the team less than 24 hours later. According to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald, Moore wanted to return to the Dolphins all along.
The Dolphins will now head into the 2015 season with another one of their holes filled and will continue to patch other holes leading up to the NFL Draft in a little over a month.
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs