On Tuesday the Miami Dolphins released Byron Maxwell, and we took a look at whether or not the team might have an interest in a reunion. However, Maxwell was not the only former member of the Seattle Seahawks released around the league.
The Dallas Cowboys also released Damontre Moore, who appeared in four games for the Hawks in 2016 before a foot injury landed him on IR just days after a DWI arrest. Moore was originally selected in the third round of the highly disappointing 2013 draft by the New York Giants, and his release from the Cowboys marks the end of his tenure with his fifth different team in the less than four and a half years.
The Giants moved on from Moore towards the end of his third season in New York following a locker room altercation with teammate Cullen Jenkins, and Moore was quickly claimed off the waiver wire by the Miami Dolphins. His stay with the Fins was brief, as they released him less than five months later in May of 2014. The Oakland Raiders then took a flyer on him, but he did not last long in Oakland, with the Raiders cutting him just two weeks into training camp. Moore then spent the next three months unemployed before Seattle added him to the team, only to watch the front office move him to IR after the aforementioned DWI arrest.
Moore then signed with the Cowboys as a free agent in the offseason, but had only played 58 defensive snaps so far in 2017, including having been a healthy scratch against the San Francisco 49ers during week 7. He may or may not be able to contribute, but the Seahawks have yet to fill the roster spot that was left open when Cliff Avril was moved to IR.
Former Seahawk Marcus Burley was also released by the Houston Texans on Tuesday according to Twitter, and many fans still strongly believe that the Seahawks would have won Super Bowl 49 had Marcus Burley been active for the game.
Thus, while there is nothing guaranteed in the NFL, what is guaranteed is that John Schneider will continue to turn the roster over in search of the parts necessary to bring another Lombardi to the Pacific Northwest.