After signing KJ Wright earlier this week, the Las Vegas Raiders have signed yet another former Seattle Seahawks fan-favorite in wide receiver David Moore. Moore was just released by the Carolina Panthers, with whom he signed a two-year $4.75 million deal this offseason.
Raiders signing wide receiver David Moore to the practice squad, per source. Moore signed a two-year deal with Carolina in the offseason but was released this week.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) September 3, 2021
According to Panthers beat writer Joe Person, the Panthers ate $1.25M in dead money after releasing Moore, who was actually signed to the Raiders practice squad and could not manage to get on an active NFL roster.
Moore was one of the more popular depth receivers that the Seahawks have had in the past few years. The former 7th round pick spent four years in Seattle, where he amassed 78 catches for 1,163 yards and 13 touchdowns (including a career-high 6 last year). Frankly, I am surprised that the Seahawks were not mentioned in any sort of rumors to acquire Moore after he was released, considering he left Seattle on supposed good terms and the Seahawks only have four active wide receivers.
Moore will almost certainly get another opportunity on an NFL roster, whether with the Raiders next year or another team in the future. For now, he will have to battle for a spot with the Raiders’ young group of receivers.