On the morning of cut down day, a player seen by some as on the roster bubble secured his spot on the Week 1 roster by reworking his contract. David Moore, originally set to earn $2.1 million in 2020 on an original-round tender, agreed to a reworked deal with the Seahawks as the team sorted through a crowd of wideouts behind Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf.
At the time it was reported, details of Moore’s reworked deal were not available. Now, those specifics are known. According to Over The Cap, Moore took more than a 50% pay cut from what he was scheduled to make in 2020. Moore’s reworked deal is worth $900,000 for the season, with just a $75,000 signing bonus.
https://t.co/KxgJRVyv40 shows Seahawks WR David Moore took more than a 50 percent paycut to stay. Had been due a non-guaranteed $2.13 million. Now will get $900,000, which included a $75,000 bonus. Rest is in a $825,000 salary.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) September 10, 2020
With Moore’s original cap hit of $2.1 million non-guaranteed, the former seventh-round pick was likely at risk of being released as the team trimmed from 80 players to 53. Instead, he remains in the fold for the 2020 season and will have the chance to emerge as the team’s third wide receiver, with Josh Gordon’s reinstatement still uncertain and Phillip Dorsett hobbled by a sore foot.