Moreno, Phillips head elsewhere

After finding a soft free agent market, two key players from Denver's SB run landed with new teams on Thursday.

Running back Knowshon Moreno agreed terms with Miami, while defensive end Shaun Phillips is headed to Tennessee.

Moreno's one-year deal is worth a reported $3M, while Phillips reportedly got $6M over two years, including $2.5M in guarantees.

Knowshon spent five seasons with the Broncos, who drafted him 12th overall in 2009. The Dolphins were the only team he visited during free agency.

Following nine seasons in San Diego, Phillips came to Denver as a draft weekend bargain signee, and delivered 10 sacks and filled in admirably for the departed Elvis Dumervil.

Although John Elway had said the team would consider bringing either or both back, it had become apparent that neither would be returning.

Earlier in the week, Elway said Moreno would be sitting behind Montee Ball, while the signing of DeMarcus Ware meant there was no starting job available to Phillips either.

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