There has been a lot of discussion around the third receiver for the Seattle Seahawks heading into 2020. Specifically, whether it would be a position the team would be content to hand to fourth year receiver David Moore or third year wideout Malik Turner, or whether the team would look elsewhere to bolster the position.
Earlier Monday reports indicated that the team has interest in Phillip Dorsett of the New England Patriots, which could indicate the team might have interest in potential high upside bargains at the position. However, even with that in mind, the Seahawks are apparently looking to keep Moore around for the 2020, or at least to retain the option of his return for 2020.
#Seahawks have tendered restricted free agent WR David Moore, per source. It’s an original rounder for the 2017 seventh-round pick. Moore had 17 catches for 301 yards and 2 TDs in 2019.— Dugar, Michael-Shawn (@MikeDugar) March 16, 2020
Moore, whose performance on the field in 2019 was less than many fans had hoped for has been extended an original round tender. The tender will carry a salary cap charge of a little more than $2M. I am working to confirm the official amount, however, with the adoption of the new CBA, the amounts are different than had been originally projected by a couple hundred thousand dollars.
In any case, David Moore is likely to be Seahawk in 2020, unless some other team decides that he is worth a seventh round pick and signs him to an offer sheet. If another team does indeed sign more to an offer sheet, the Hawks would then have the right to match the terms of the contract in order to keep Moore in Seattle.