With NFL teams required to trim their rosters to 53 players prior to 4 PM New York Time on Saturday, debate has raged hot regarding whether several players for the Seattle Seahawks would be kept or moved. One player in particular who had generated significant discussion was fourth year wide receiver David Moore, and while the Seahawks are traditionally tight lipped about their moves on cut day, word about Moore’s status slipped out Saturday morning.
#Seahawks WR David Moore, who was on an RFA tender worth $2.13M, has agreed to a reworked contract and will stay in Seattle, source said. He’ll sign his new deal this morning.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 5, 2020
So, that answers the question whether or not Moore will be on the roster, as the only reason to sign a restructured contract is to keep a player around. With Moore making the team, that gives Seattle and Russell Wilson three of its top four wide receivers in snap count from 2019, and makes the situation for Phillip Dorsett, Paul Richardson, John Ursua and the others behind Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf very interesting. And that’s without taking Josh Gordon into consideration, who agreed to terms with the Seahawks recently, but who is still awaiting reinstatement from the league.
Specifics of the restructure have not yet been made public, but in some fashion involve Moore agreeing to a decrease from the restricted free agent tender salary of $2.133M he was set to earn.