Miller had a disappointing preseason, while Moreno averaged 6.4 yards per carry in his one preseason appearance.
The Miami Herald asserts "it is clear"
The team will have a package of plays for Miller and use him as a change of pace, the paper said.
"I've seen lots on the practice field that tells me where we're headed with Lamar and I feel very good about his ability to be productive," offensive coordinator Bill Lazor said. "But if you're talking about the preseason games, his production needs to improve."
"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 [the start of offseeason workouts]."
About Moreno, Philbin merely said, "He ran the ball well Saturday [against Dallas]."
The paper called Moreno the better third-down option, because of his superior pass protection skills. Miami opens the season Sunday, Sept. 7 against New England.
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"We're still evaluating right up until we name our starter. I thought [Moreno] played well."
Making his preseason debut, Moreno ran 10 times for 64 yards against the Cowboys.
Whether Moreno starts or not, he'll be a "key cog" in the offense, the website said.
Miller got the start but Moreno saw some early work on the opening drive and showed some explosiveness throughout the game. Moreno's first handoff resulted in a 19-yard dash. On the second drive, he ripped an 11-yard run. He played the entire first half and finished with 10 carries for 64 yards, averaging 6.4 yards per attempt.
Miller played into the third quarter with the first unit and took seven handoffs for 34 yards, averaging 4.9 yards per attempt. He was targeted three times and finished with two catches for three yards.
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