Davie, FL (Sports Network) - The Miami Dolphins have re-signed wide receiver
Brian Hartline and quarterback Matt Moore.
Terms were not disclosed by the team Friday, but various reports this week
indicated Hartline agreed to a five-year deal worth nearly $31 million and
Moore a two-year pact worth $8 million to continue as backup to Ryan
"I am excited that we have been able to reach an agreement with both Brian and
Matt to keep them as members of the Miami Dolphins," said Dolphins general
manager Jeff Ireland on Friday. "Brian is an ascending player that has
steadily improved over his first four years with the organization. Matt has
been a valuable contributor to the Dolphins ever since he arrived two seasons
ago. We are happy we were able to resign him, and we think he combines with
Ryan Tannehill and Pat Devlin to give us an outstanding group of
Hartline had 74 catches for 1,083 yards and a touchdown last season. He set
Miami's single-game receiving yards record a year ago with 253 against the
The four-year veteran from Ohio State has posted career totals of 183 catches,
2,743 yards and six scores, all with Miami.
Moore was thought to be the front-runner for the starting role at the outset
of the 2012 season, but lost a training camp battle to Tannehill. He appeared
in two games last year, throwing for 131 yards with a touchdown on 11-of-19
The six-year veteran finished the 2011 season as Miami's starter after Chad
Henne was injured and helped the Dolphins to a 6-6 mark in his 12 starts. He
spent his first four NFL seasons with Carolina.
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