Once projected to be one of the steals of the 2013 NFL Draft, former New York Giants DE Damontre Moore has signed with the Seattle Seahawks.
Former third-round selection of the New York Giants, Damonte Moore, never lived up to the expectations which surrounded him when he entered the league. Thought to be the heir apparent to Justin Tuck alongside Jason Pierre-Paul in the Giants’ pass rush, Moore just never got his act together in New York.
After a breakout campaign in 2014 where he registered 5.5 sacks and 32 tackles, Moore looked poised for a larger role in the defense. However, despite leading the team in sacks through the first 11 games the following year, the Giants’ waived Moore for violating team rules. The incident allegedly stemmed from an altercation he had with teammate Cullen Jenkins over a pair of headphones.
Moore went on to have brief stints with the Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders following his departure from New York. He played three games and registered three tackles and a sack with Miami in 2015. As a Raider, Moore never made it onto the team’s regular season roster after being cut early in training camp.
The former Texas A&M standout will now look to get one more shot with the Seattle Seahawks. The signing comes on the heels of the announcement that Seahawks’ Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett is set to undergo knee surgery.
For many Giants’ fans, Damontre Moore will always be an unfortunate reminder of what could have been.