The Seattle Seahawks will be without the services of David Moore for at least Week 1 of the 2019 NFL regular season, and likely much longer.
In Friday’s press conference, head coach Pete Carroll confirmed with media that the third-year wide receiver suffered a shoulder injury in practice, and that means he’ll miss a significant amount of time.
David Moore is going to be “out for a bit” with a shoulder injury. #Seahawks— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) August 23, 2019
At a minimum, Carroll said that Moore is not likely to make it back for the season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. ESPN’s Brady Henderson reported that Moore evidently isn’t expected to have surgery, so that’s some good news. However, Joe Fann noted that Moore could be stashed on IR. If he’s on the 53-man roster when placed on IR, he’s out for at least eight weeks. Should Moore be placed on IR any time between now and cut down day... see you in 2020, David.
Moore was a preseason star last season and earned himself significant playing time during the course of the 2018 regular season. He caught 26 passes for 445 yards and 5 touchdowns, mostly notably snagging the arguable season-saving game-tying score against the Carolina Panthers on a 4th down conversion. Moore was expected to continue to have a significant role in the Seattle passing game, but that will have to wait for an indefinite period of time.
Seattle already is dealing with rookie D.K. Metcalf’s knee surgery that puts his Week 1 status into question. This certainly means a lot for the likes of Gary Jennings Jr, Jazz Ferguson, John Ursua, and other wide-outs looking to make the team, as Seattle really needs all the depth it can get right now.