Knowshon Moreno behind Lamar Miller in 'Fins OTAs


The Miami Dolphins signed Knowshon Moreno to upgrade a rushing attack that ranked 26th in the NFL with Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas last season.

It's not a great sign, then, that Moreno has spent the past few weeks behind Miller and Thomas in the pecking order.

Miller has received the bulk of the starter's reps since offseason practices began while an out-of-shape Moreno works with the third- and fourth-team offense.

Coach Joe Philbin downplayed the importance of the June depth chart, but acknowledged the improvements made by a bigger, shiftier Miller.

"He's had a very good camp," Philbin said of Miller, per "This is the time as a third-year player that you're ready to make a big contribution."

Moreno understood upon signing that he would have to outplay Miller and Thomas to nail down the starting job.

Power was one element noticeably missing from the speedy Miller's game last season. If he has bulked up -- as Philbin suggested -- Moreno likely is to open the season as a change-of-pace or third-down back.

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