Pouncey had major hip surgery this summer and reportedly could miss as much as eight weeks of the regular season. Moreno had a cleanup procedure on his knee and should return before the end of the preseason.
Both players are expected to eventually be key members of Miami's offense. Pouncey is arguably the Dolphins’ best offensive player. Moreno, who started last year for the Broncos, signed a one-year contract to compete with incumbent starting tailback Lamar Miller.
"Not full throttle 100 percent reps yet but won't be too long," Philbin said of Moreno via the Miami Herald.
He signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Dolphins after enjoying a career year with the Broncos in 2013. Moreno was expected to start or at least share snaps with Lamar Miller, but the injury has set Moreno back.
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Earlier Friday, NFL.com and Pro Football Talk reported that Moreno could be facing surgery on his left knee, which has kept him out of practice during minicamp this week. He is reportedly scheduled to see a doctor in Miami next week to find out what's going on and could require arthroscopic knee surgery.
The report in the National Football Post didn't indicate Moreno will miss the season or even be out for training camp but said he "probably will play, but the issue is how long." The assumption is Moreno could be dealing with a degenerative condition in the knee.
If healthy, Moreno will compete with Lamar Miller for the starting job. He was signed this offseason by Miami to a one-year, $3 million contract.
The report says Moreno's lack of activity in practice is due to his left knee, which has been bothering him this spring. If Moreno does not improve then arthroscopic surgery is possible, and he plans to see a doctor in Miami next week to find out.
Moreno signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Dolphins this offseason, $1.25 million guaranteed. He is competing with Lamar Miller for the starting spot.
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