Miami Dolphins News: Knowshon Moreno Out For Year
Knowshon Moreno’s start on south Florida was not a strong one. He was injured in the preseason, which required surgery. He has been hampered by injuries throughout the first six weeks of the season and now a knee injury has sidelined him for the remainder of this year.
The former Denver Broncos running back signed a one-year deal in the offseason to come to Miami and help solve the Dolphins woeful running attack.
He had knee surgery in the summer and missed a portion of training camp. Moreno also suffered an elbow injury that kept him out of two games in the regular season before suffering his latest season-ending knee injury. This means the bulk of the team’s running attack now falls on their leading rusher Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas who was released before the start of the season, then brought back when injuries to Moreno began to pile up.
Moreno played in just three games this season and rushed for 10 yards on six carries in Sunday's loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Moreno was an important part of Miami's rushing attack. He was second on the team in carries (31) and rushing yards (148). Moreno also averaged 4.8 yards per carry.
OBSERVATIONS FROM SUNDAY (FROM THE DOLPHINS WEBSITE)
The Dolphins must find more consistency with their opening drives during games.
Through five games this year, it seems like the Dolphins offense has not been able to figure out why they stumble out of the gate and play such inconsistent football in the first half. The Green Bay game seemed to follow a similar pattern of all the ones before it.
The Dolphins were only down 10-3 going into the locker room at halftime, but you had the feeling that it was a much bigger deficit. With 87 total yards of offense, two sacks, two interceptions, and just 9 minutes and 5 seconds of time of possession, this team is good but not good enough to overcome those numbers every week.
DOLPHINS REINSTATE SHELBY
Miami Dolphins defensive lineman Derrick Shelby has been reinstated to the team after being suspended for conduct detrimental to the team, according to the team’s website.
Head Coach Joe Philbin: “We have completed our process and have made the determination to reinstate Derrick. Derrick understood that he would be held accountable for his actions as they did not represent our organizational standards.”
Derrick Shelby: “I want to apologize to Stephen Ross, Coach Philbin, my teammates and our fans. I accept responsibility for the distraction I caused the team last week. I have learned from my past actions and am fully committed to representing the Dolphins organization in a first-class manner on and off the field.”