The Seattle Seahawks signed defensive end Damontre Moore on Tuesday, a move to mitigate the loss of Micheal Bennett for 2-3 weeks. They released defensive end Malliciah Goodman, who was only with the team for a week and he played 13 snaps vs the New Orleans Saints.
Moore is a more familiar name to fans, as he was a third round pick by the New York Giants in 2013 out of, where else, Texas A&M. Same as Bennett. Same as Germain Ifedi. Same as more Seahawks than any other college by a significant margin. He recorded no sacks as a rookie and then 5.5 sacks in 2014, but was released last year after getting into an argument with teammate Cullen Jenkins over some headphones. Moore seemed to handle the incident and subsequent release really well and played three games with the Miami Dolphins.
He signed with the Oakland Raiders but was cut before the preseason even started.
Moore was once viewed as a top-10 type prospect but slid after a horrible combine. It appears that those results (4.95 forty, 12 reps on the bench) have thus far proven to be accurate predictors of future success, but he’s still only 24-years-old. They obviously didn’t sign Bennett for his speed either.
Moore is listed as 6’5, 250 lbs, very similar to Bennett. This move isn’t meant to be a huge addition to the defense, just some insurance for the next month, but Moore is probably one of the better free agents you could find on the market today.