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Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno out for season with torn ACL

The Dolphins placed running back Knowshon Moreno on season-ending injured reserve after he tore the anterior cruicate ligament in a knee

The Miami Dolphins placed running back Knowshon Moreno on season-ending injured reserve with a torn ACL, the team announced Tuesday.  

Moreno played in three games this season, rushing 31 times for 148 yards and one touchdown and added one reception for eight yards. He rushed for 134 yards on 24 carries in the team’s season-opening victory over the New England Patriots.

Moreno's roster spot will be filled by defensive end Derrick Shelby after the team ended his indefinite suspension. Shelby was suspended last week after he was arrested on misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and trespassing.

Moreno also dealt with a dislocated elbow which kept him out of for two games this season, and he returned in Miami's 27-24 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 6, gaining 10 yards on six carries. 

Moreno underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in June.

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The running back, 27, spent his first five seasons with the Denver Broncos, after being drafted by the team with the 12th pick in the 2009 NFL draft. He signed a one-year, $3 million contract, with $1.25 million guaranteed with the Dolphins this offseason.

In his career, he has rushed for 3,616 yards and 27 touchdowns.

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