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Steelers to Host DB Sterling Moore

March 16, 2015
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Steelers to Host DB Sterling Moore


With the top names on the secondary market now generally signed, NFL teams are hunting for bargains and cost-effective players to build depth. Safety Sterling Moore has become a popular target.

Josina Anderson reports that free agent CB Sterling Moore will be visiting with the Steelers Monday night and into Tuesday.

Moore previously met with the Buccaneers last week, but there hasn’t been a lot of buzz surrounding him since then.

He’s perhaps most famous for his role in the New England Patriots’ run to the Super Bowl in 2011. In the AFC Championship Game against the Baltimore Ravens, he tipped away a third-down pass intended for Lee Evans in the end zone late in the fourth quarter. Baltimore missed the field goal on the next play, sending the Pats to the Super Bowl.

Moore’s versatility is perhaps his greatest asset, and he’ll be a nice depth addition and perhaps even a spot starter for the team that ends up signing him.

Moore, 25, originally signed on with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of back in 2011. He played for the Patriots before joining the Cowboys in 2012.

The Cowboys, somewhat surprisingly, didn’t use a restricted tender on Moore, making him an unrestricted free agent.

In 2014, Moore appeared in all 16 games for the Cowboys and recorded 46 tackles, a forced fumble, two recoveries and 13 pass defenses for the Cowboys’ defense. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 22 cornerback out of 108 qualifying players with a solid coverage rating.



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