A knee injury will keep running back Knowshon Moreno off the field throughout the 2015 season, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Moreno, who is an unsigned free agent, has been sidelined since Week 6 of last year. He played in only three games with the Dolphins after rushing for 1,038 yards for Denver the previous season.
There has been speculation that Miami would sign him again, but his physical status could be holding them and other teams back.
Running back Knowshon Moreno was unable to provide much of anything for the Dolphins a year ago thanks to an ACL tear in Week 6.
While the Dolphins haven't been expected to re-sign Moreno, it's not out of the question. According to the Miami Herald, general manager Dennis Hickey said the Dolphins are still open to the possibility of bringing Moreno back to the team.
Moreno signed a one-year, $3 million deal in 2014. He's now an unrestricted free agent.
Moreno hasn't been working out at the Dolphins' team facility though Hickey said the organization has been keeping tabs on his rehab and recovery. If Moreno is still available on the free-agent market in the early summer, it's possible the Dolphins to bring him in if they're unable to select a quality runner in the draft.
Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno played in just three games last season due to an elbow injury and a torn ACL. ESPN.com expects Miami to "find a power back who is more durable" to complement starter Lamar Miller in 2015.
Moreno, 27, is scheduled to hit free agency. He played well when he was healthy, rushing 31 times for 148 yards (4.8 ypc) and a touchdown.
The Dolphins placed running back Knowshon Moreno on season-ending injured reserve because of a torn ACL, the club announced Tuesday.
After leaving the Broncos for a one-year deal in Miami, Moreno struggled to make an impact and with injuries, also suffering a elbow issues as well. He played in only three games and in his final two rushed for only 14 yards on seven carries.
Lamar Miller will continue to be the Dolphins' primary back -- he leads Miami with 330 rushing yards -- with Daniel Thomas and Damien Williams also sharing carries.
Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno returned to action but took a back seat to his running mate Lamar Miller in a Week 6 defeat to the Packers on Sunday.
Moreno got stuffed by Green Bay's defense on a fourth and goal from the 1-yard like in the opening quarter, a costly result considering Miami lost by three points. Moreno rotated series with Miller early on, but only received two touches after halftime. He took six carries for 10 yards, averaging 1.7 yards per game. He also caught one pass for a again of 8 yards in a 27-24.
The Dolphins will travel to Chicago to face the Bears in Week 7.
As expected, Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno was listed as probable for Week 6 against Green Bay, despite nursing an elbow injury. It'll be Moreno's first game back since the second week of the season. Lamar Miller is still expected to get the start.
Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno is on track to play Week 6 at home against the Packers, according to the Miami Herald. Moreno, who suffered an elbow injury in Week 2 against the Bills, returned to practice this week and has been officially ruled probable for Sunday. He'll likely wear an elbow brace for support against Green Bay.
While Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno is back at practice after missing two games due to a dislocated elbow, he is practicing with a bulky protective brace and the team is trying to figure out if he will be able to play with the brace, according to the Sun-Sentinel.
"I think it's just a matter of him getting used to playing with it in practice. He's got to get a feel of it and carrying the ball with it, pass protection," coach Joe Philbin said. "Obviously we just can't have him in there when we are running the ball or free release him all the time. Those are things we take the practice week to figure out."
Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno is practicing Wednesday and wearing a brace on his dislocated elbow, reports ESPN.com. He made a surprising return to practice Monday, well ahead of his original timetable.
Moreno has a chance to play Sunday against the Packers. He ran for 138 yards and a touchdown in the first two games.
With Knowshon Moreno possibly on the verge of a return to action for the Dolphins, how should Fantasy owners approach Week 6's game against the Packers?
Lamar Miller has been a more-than-capable fill in for Moreno, totaling just 27 carries between two games in Moreno's absence. He rushed for 172 yards in those two games and finished with 30 Fantasy points, showing he can be productive even without a true No. 1's role. The return of Moreno might not be a death sentence for his Fantasy value, though it does put a ceiling on his potential upside even with a good matchup on the way.
What Moreno's role will be remains to be seen, assuming he is even able to play Sunday. The Packers have struggled to slow running backs this season, but if Moreno plays on a snap count, he should make for a risky start.
Smart money is on the Dolphins splitting the workload pretty evenly with Moreno coming back from an injury; remember, Miller got 11 carries even in Moreno's big breakout in Week 1. The Packers are allowing 21.6 Fantasy points per game to opposing running backs this season, so Miller should be worth starting either way, with the upside of a solid No. 2 if Moreno sits out. If Moreno plays, consider both flex or No. 3 backs.
Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said Monday if running back Knowshon Moreno, who has missed the last two games due to a dislocated elbow, proves he can handle all the necessary running back responsibilities in practice, then he has a chance to play Week 6 vs. Green Bay, according to The Palm Beach Post.
Moreno surprisingly returned to practice Monday after he said last week he would likely be sidelined four more weeks.
Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno, who has missed the last two games due to a dislocated elbow, surprisingly returned to practice Monday, according to The Palm Beach Post. His return to practice comes as a shock since Moreno said before the team's Week 5 bye he was expected to be out four more weeks.
Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno, who dislocated his elbow in Week 2, said he's about four weeks away from returning, reports the Palm Beach Post. Moreno averaged 5.5 yards per carry in the first two games.
The following players were listed inactive for the Dolphins in London against the Raiders in Week 4: Knowshon Moreno (elbow), Mike Pouncey, Koa Misi (ankle), Chris McCain, Shelley Smith, Billy Turner and Randy Starks (back).
Five linebackers dot the injury report released by the Dolphins on Friday for their clash in London against the Raiders on Sunday. Koa Misi (ankle) is the lone player in the group that has been ruled out. Jonathan Freeny (calf), Jelani Jenkins (shoulder) and Philip Wheeler (thumb) are probable while Jordan Tripp (chest) is doubtful.
Also ruled out are running back Knowshon Moreno (elbow) and guard Shelley Smith (knee). Defensive end Terrence Fede (knee) and center Mike Pouncey (hip) are doubtful while tight end Charles Clay (knee) and guard Billy Turner (foot) are questionable. Cornerback Walt Aikens (hand) is probable.
The following players were ruled inactive for the Dolphins in Week 3 against Kansas City: Knowshon Moreno, Mike Pouncey, Koa Misi, Jordie Tripp, Shelley Smith, Billy Turner and Terrence Fede.
The Dolphins have officially ruled out running back Knowshon Moreno (elbow) for their Sunday game against Kansas City. Also out are linebacker Koa Misi (ankle) and guard Shelley Smith (knee).
Listed as doubtful are defensive end Terrence Fede (knee), center Mike Pouncey (hip) and linebacker Jordan Tripp (chest).
Tight end Charles Clay (knee) and guard Billy Turner (foot) are considered questionable.
The probables are safeties Walt Aikens (hand) and Louis Delmas (calf), tackle Branden Albert (shoulder) and linebackers Jonathan Freeny (calif), Jelani Jenkins (shoulder) and Philip Wheeler (thumb).
Dolphins new running back Knowshon Moreno has told teammates that he plans on returning to action in Week 6 against Green Bay, the Miami Herald is reporting. He is sidelined with a dislocated elbow sustained in Week 2 against Buffalo.
Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno was unable to practice Thursday.
Moreno was yet to be ruled out for Week 3, though he's expected to miss the game. Moreno dislocated his elbow during Week 2.
Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno was unable to practice Wednesday.
Moreno is expected to miss Sunday's game due to an elbow injury, so his lack of practice shouldn't come as a surprise. He's not expected to practice this week.