Knowshon Moreno out for season

ByJames Walker ESPN logo
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Miami Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno was put on season-ending injured reserve with an ACL injury, the team announced Tuesday morning.

Moreno played in just three games this season and rushed for 10 yards on six carries in Sunday's 27-24 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.

But injuries have hampered Moreno all season. 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.

Moreno signed a $3.275 million,one-year contract with the Dolphins and will become an unrestricted free agent in March. Meanwhile, starting running back Lamar Miller (330 rushing yards, three touchdowns) will carry an even bigger load for the Dolphins.

Miami (2-3) will travel to play the Chicago Bears (3-3) at Soldier Field on Sunday.

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