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Matt Moore | Quarterback

Team: Miami Dolphins
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/9/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
College: Oregon State
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Matt Moore is getting zero first-team reps at practice this week.
Coach Joe Philbin stirred up a hornet's nest by declining to throw support behind Ryan Tannehill earlier this week. But on the field, it doesn't look like anything has changed. Tannehill is fully expected to start against the Raiders in London, although we now know he's on a short leash going forward. Philbin is in a fight for his job. Sep 25 - 10:05 AM

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Coach Joe Philbin "declined to answer directly" Monday when asked if Matt Moore will remain the Dolphins' backup quarterback this year.

Moore has battled a shoulder injury throughout training camp, and his $4 million base salary is quite rich for a backup quarterback. The Dolphins auditioned FAs Rex Grossman, John Skelton, and Brady Quinn at team headquarters Monday.
Aug 11 - 1:37 PM

The Dolphins have not approached QB Matt Moore about a pay cut.

Moore is owed $4 million in the final year of his two-year deal. Per the Miami Herald, the Bucs pursued Moore last March. New Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey was in that Tampa Bay front office and may be a fan of the backup quarterback.
Mar 2 - 10:50 AM

Dolphins re-signed QB Matt Moore to a two-year, $8 million contract.

The move further dilutes a wafer-thin QB market, leaving the likes of David Garrard, Chase Daniel, and Jason Campbell atop what's left. Considering the 2013 draft class, there's never been a worse time to need a quarterback. While it's fair to question Moore for spurning a likely camp competition elsewhere for clipboard toting, the deal makes him one of the league's better paid backups. He'll be collecting $4 million a year, living in South Florida, and not taking hits to the head so long as franchise passer Ryan Tannehill stays healthy. After the deal expires in two years, Moore could reenter free agency at age 31.
Fri, Mar 8, 2013 08:36:00 AM

The NFL's Weekend Window for teams to negotiate with player reps begins on Saturday at midnight.

So, Friday night if you'll be burning midnight oil with Rotoworld. (We'll be up all night long, baby.) The window extends until 3:59PM ET on Tuesday, at which point teams can formally sign players. During the Weekend Window, players cannot make club-facility visits, and only reps for unrestricted free agents -- not RFAs -- are allowed to negotiate. We don't expect an overwhelming amount of hard news over the weekend, but plenty of buzz should emanate.
Wed, Mar 6, 2013 03:42:00 PM

Mike Jurecki of XTRA Phoenix is "hearing" the Browns may have interest in free agent Matt Moore.

New Cleveland OC Norv Turner is a known fan of Moore, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer has repeatedly called Moore a stopgap option for the Browns' quarterback position. NFL free agents can commence formal negotiations with teams on March 9, and sign beginning on March 12. Moore is the top free-agent QB available.
Mon, Mar 4, 2013 03:38:00 PM

Dolphins OC Mike Sherman called free agent Matt Moore "five times last week alone" in an effort to encourage Moore back to Miami.

The Dolphins want Moore back "badly," but it's unrealistic to think he'll re-sign unless Moore simply decides he wants to hold a clipboard. (Marc Bulger, Kyle Orton, and Billy Volek have done that in recent years.) We still expect Moore to pursue an opportunity to start, and teams like Cleveland, Arizona, and the Jets could give him a much more realistic chance than Miami.
Sun, Feb 24, 2013 10:56:00 AM

Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Terry Pluto "guesses" that the Browns will sign Matt Moore if they sign a free agent quarterback this offseason.

He admits it's "just a guess," but Pluto is more plugged in than most newspaper columnists and is a respected NFL mind. The prediction also jibes with a recent Miami Herald report that new Browns OC Norv Turner is a "big fan" of Moore. If the Browns signed Moore, he'd immediately become the favorite to start over Brandon Weeden. Cleveland would likely also draft a quarterback.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 04:47:00 PM

The Palm Beach Post says free agent Matt Moore "could fetch" a two- or three-year deal at $5 million per season.

Moore is hitting the free agent market at the right time. If we remove Joe Flacco's name from the list, Moore is the top free-agent quarterback available. Moore is reportedly looking for a team that will allow him to compete for the starting job, and is closer to his home in California. The Post mentions the Cardinals and Jets as the top suitors, along with the Browns, Bills, and Vikings.
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 03:12:00 PM

According to the Miami Herald, new Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner is a "big fan" of impending free agent Matt Moore.

Turner has never coached Moore, but Norv's Chargers were believed to be among the teams interested in Moore just after the 2011 NFL lockout. Instead of backing up Philip Rivers, Moore signed a two-year deal with the Dolphins for a better chance to start. The Dolphins want Moore back to hold the clipboard for Ryan Tannehill, but the Browns could offer a chance for legitimate playing time.
Sun, Feb 17, 2013 02:27:00 PM

The New York Post mentions impending free agent Matt Moore as a possibility for the Jets.

The Post also names veteran free agents Tarvaris Jackson, Jason Campbell, and David Garrard as options to battle Mark Sanchez. Moore is the youngest of the quartet, and is regarded as one of the best backup signal callers in the league.
Sun, Jan 20, 2013 11:03:00 AM

Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland told impending free agent Matt Moore "you always have a job in Miami."

Moore is expected to test the open market in hopes of competing for a starting job. If that doesn't pan out, he can always return as Ryan Tannehill's backup.
Sat, Jan 19, 2013 04:36:00 PM

According to the Miami Herald, impending free agent Matt Moore will seek a starting job.

In other words, he's not looking to make like Kyle Orton and nab the best job in sports, backup quarterback. With nearly a third of the league in search of new signal callers, Moore may well land a starting gig on the open market. However, it would be stunning if he signed as anything other than a bridge quarterback to a younger player.
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 01:32:00 PM

Free agent Matt Moore has informed the Dolphins that he plans to test the open market barring an "incredible offer" from Miami.

He won't get an incredible offer from the Fins, so free agency it will be. Moore, 28, recorded a 16:9 TD-to-INT ratio, 7.2 YPA, and 60.5 completion rate across 12 starts in 2011. Although he is better suited to a backup role, there are enough QB-needy teams around the NFL that Moore should generate interest.
Sun, Jan 13, 2013 08:09:00 AM

Matt Moore is listed on the Dolphins' Week 9 injury report with a calf injury, but is practicing in full.

The fact that Moore practiced fully suggests this injury is not a concern for his Week 9 status. However, most signs are pointing to Ryan Tannehill (knee, quad) starting on Sunday against the Colts after the rookie was limited in practice on Wednesday.
Wed, Oct 31, 2012 04:55:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ryan Tannehill
2Matt Moore
RB1Lamar Miller
2Daniel Thomas
3Damien Williams
4LaMichael James
GLB1Lamar Miller
2Daniel Thomas
3RB1Lamar Miller
2Daniel Thomas
WR11Mike Wallace
2Brandon Gibson
WR21Brian Hartline
2Jarvis Landry
3Rishard Matthews
WR31Jarvis Landry
TE1Charles Clay
2Dion Sims
3Gator Hoskins
K1Caleb Sturgis