Former New York Giants defensive end Damontre Moore signs with the San Diego Fleet of the newly-established AAF.
A former New York Giants draft pick will be moving on from the NFL to a new professional football opportunity.
Damontre Moore, who was drafted by the Giants in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft, has signed with the San Diego Fleet. The Fleet are one of the eight teams in the newly-established Alliance of American Football. The new professional football league will be launched in February of this year.
⚓️ Busy day for the @AAFFleet with 11 transactions. SD signs former @Giants 3rd-rounder DE Damontre Moore (@AggieFootball) and three WRs Brian Brown (@SpiderFootball), Francis Owusu (@StanfordFball) and Shay Fields (@RunRalphieRun)… pic.twitter.com/vbzViKdCDn
— SDFleetPR (@SDFleetPR) January 9, 2019
The former Texas A&M University product was actually ready to sign with the Fleet in December. However, Moore was then picked up by the Oakland Raiders. He played two games in Oakland until he was released on Christmas Eve.
Moore played in 42 games for Big Blue across the 2013, 2014 and 2015 seasons. In those three seasons, he amassed 66 tackles and 8.5 sacks. He was released after Week 13 of the 2015 season for violating team rules.
Since then, the defensive lineman has bounced around in the NFL, finding little to no success. Moore played for the Miami Dolphins for three games to close out his 2015 campaign after he was waived by the Giants. He then played for the Seattle Seahawks in 2016 for four games, the Cowboys in 2017 for three games and then finally Oakland this past season for two contests.
Moore has also had some behavioral issues throughout his time in the NFL. The reason he was waived by the Giants was due to a physical altercation he had with former Giants defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins.
Hopefully, Moore can find success in the AAF and work his way towards a return to the National Football League in the near future. The AAF will run through the spring and will eventually compete with the XFL.