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Running Back Knowshon Moreno “High” on New York Giants’ Radar?

February 18th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
By Dan Benton

As NFL free agency rapidly approaches, news and rumors about potential free agent interest spirals into a frenzy. It's the case every offseason and we here at Giants 101 would like to preface with the following reminder: not all rumors turn about to be true. Unless confirmed by multiple and credible sources, all free agent rumbling should be taken with a grain of salt.

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Now, with that one and only warning out of the way, we present you the first real bit of unconfirmed rumor regarding the New York Giants and a potential free agent interest: Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno.

Peter Mulroy of The Latin Times reports that Moreno, who was born and raised in New Jersey, is "high on New York's radar" despite the team having a variety of other needs along the offensive line.

"While the Giants will undoubtedly look to re-sign organizational free agents in defensive tackle Linval Joseph, safety Stevie Brown – who missed all of last season with an ACL injury – cornerback Terrell Thomas, wide receiver Hakeem Nicks and running back Andre Brown among others, multiple reports indicate that 1,000-yard rusher Knowshon Moreno is high on New York's radar as well."

However, Mulroy also references "multiple reports" suggesting the same free agent interest, but links only to an article from the International Business Times which states the Giants are among a handful of clubs that "could" sign Moreno if he becomes an unrestricted free agent. It also lists the Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins as other potential suitors.

Ultimately, this is likely to be a common case of "he said may, she said could, they said high on the radar" — in other words, a game of telephone that ended with a misconstrued original message.

That said, the Giants are likely to take a look at a few running backs in free agency, so Knowshon Moreno makes sense to speculate about. Whether or not this comes to fruition remains to be seen.


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11 Responses to “Running Back Knowshon Moreno “High” on New York Giants’ Radar?”

  1.  BigBlueGiant says:

    Please pass on him, JR. Thank you.

  2.  Krow says:

    $nee is the key to the season. His cap hit translates to two solid starters. If he takes $7,000,000 off the top then we’re not making the playoffs.

    If Baas chimes in with another ‘$4,000,000 IR holiday’ then 7-9 will be looking like the good old days.

    Seriously … if Reese, TC, and Mara don’t have the cujones to make the tough decisions then get the hell out of Dodge.

  3.  Begiant says:

    We need an offensive line before we can worry about runningbacks. Lets try to replace Boothe, Baas and Snee before we waste money on a RB coming off a career year.

  4.  Begiant says:

    How much does everyone expect Beason to get? I think a 2 yr 5.5-6.5 million dollar contract is fair.

  5.  Nosh.0 says:

    As for Snee and Bass, I really don’t see any way they are back. Snee is done. I know people joke about him being TC’s son in law and getting special treatment but he will be treated like any other player we do business with.

    The Giants know that they need to move on from a lot of guys, not just for new blood in a locker room that has gotten increasingly complacent, but because they won’t make the same mistake they made last year. Which was going into the season with 2 injury prone guys slated as starters along the OL.

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