Quarterback Matt Moore will re-sign with the Miami Dolphins rather than test the free-agent market, NFL.com reported Friday.
The new two-year contract will be worth a reported $8 million. The Dolphins had yet to officially announce the deal.
The news comes on the heels of the Dolphins re-signing wide receiver Brian Hartline to a five-year, $31 million contract on Thursday night.
With Moore, 26, staying in Miami, one of the top potential free-agent quarterbacks is gone from a shallow pool. Moore likely would have been sought-after by numerous teams when free agency opens next week, but he apparently remains content to back up Dolphins starter Ryan Tannehill.
Moore started 12 games for the Dolphins in 2011 and threw for 2,497 yards and 16 touchdowns with nine interceptions. But he gave way to Tannehill last season and played in only two games after the rookie took over as the starter.