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Backup QB Matt Moore signs two-year deal to stay with Dolphins

Matt Moore, left, has re-signed with the Dolphins and will back up Ryan Tannehill for a fifth season in a row this fall.
Matt Moore, left, has re-signed with the Dolphins and will back up Ryan Tannehill for a fifth season in a row this fall. MIAMI HERALD STAFF

Matt Moore isn’t going anywhere.

The Dolphins’ backup quarterback since 2011 is back for at least one more year, and perhaps two.

Moore signed a two-year contract with the Dolphins on Tuesday after visiting with them earlier in the day.

Moore, who had interest from the Cowboys, among other teams, took a very Dolphins-friendly deal to remain Ryan Tannehill’s insurance policy. Moore’s contract was for $3.5 million over two years, NFL Network reported.

Moore is “happy” to be staying with the Dolphins and wasn’t offended that Miami considered other options, according to his agent, Lynn Lashbrook. The Dolphins met with former first-round pick Brandon Weeden late last week but ultimately decided to sign Moore.

“He likes Miami,” Lashbrook said. “He and Ryan [Tannehill] get along great. He was very impressed with the new coach [Adam Gase].”

The Dolphins didn’t contact Moore this offseason until the past week and a half. He visited camp today and met with the new staff.

Lashbrook said both Moore and the Dolphins “had to wait to see” how everything shook out in free agency before reaching a new deal.

Moore, 31, has started 12 games for Miami, with 17 touchdown passes, 11 interceptions, and a 59.9 percent completion percentage and 84.9 passer rating. He appeared in only one game last season and threw one pass, completing it for 14 yards.

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