Free agent RB Knowshon Moreno denied speculation that his NFL career could be over on Tuesday by announcing that he plans to be back for the 2016 season.
This is not true. I plan on being back on the field in 2016. pic.twitter.com/MvufXYQqid
— Knowshon Moreno (@knowshonmoreno) May 24, 2016
Mike Klis of 9 News previously mentioned that Moreno was “80 percent done“, but was still planning to stay in great shape in case an opportunity presented itself.
The free agent market still includes a number of notable running backs right now, so it could prove to be difficult for him to secure an opportunity before the start of the 2016 season.
Moreno, 28, is a former first-round pick of the Broncos back in 2009. He spent five years in Denver before signing a one-year contract with the Dolphins in March of 2014.
Unfortunately for Moreno, he suffered a torn ACL a few weeks into the 2014 season. The injury was bad enough that it prevented him catching on with another team last year and led to speculation he could be done in the NFL.
In 2014, Moreno appeared in three games for the Dolphins and ran for 148 yards on 31 carries (4.8 YPC) to go along with one reception for eight yards receiving and one total touchdown.
We’ll have more regarding Moreno returning to the NFL as the news is available.