Friday, March 8, 2013

Dolphins paying Moore $8 million to stay as backup


Matt Moore might've competed for a starting quarterback job somewhere this offseason, but where's the money in that?

Moore, who was one of the top free agent quarterbacks in an extremely thin group, opted to sign a two-year deal worth $8 million to stay in Miami as a backup to Dolphins signal-caller Ryan Tannehill. (photo: Kevin Tsui, Flickr)

Jeff Darlington of NFL Network reported the deal Friday morning.

So with that, the five-year veteran reserve will enter training camp accepting a clipboard role -- something he refused to do the last few years in trying to win a starting gig in Miami and Carolina.

And he'll do it in a season that probably allows him his best opportunity to get a No. 1 job, as quarterbacks are in high demand while no standout potential starters sit anywhere in the draft or free agency.

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