Sio Moore‘s sophomore season in Oakland has officially come to an end, with the Raiders placing the starting linebacker on the injured reserve list today to accommodate the team’s previously reported signing of cornerback Chance Casey. The club confirmed the pair of transactions in a press release.
A third-round pick in 2013, Moore is turning into one of the key contributors on the defensive side of the ball for the Raiders, racking up 99 tackles and three sacks in his 11 games this season. A hip injury sidelined him for Oakland’s Week 15 game, and the team has now elected to shut him down for the season in order to make better use of the roster spot.
Casey, who was signed off the 49ers’ practice squad, spent most of 2013 with the Raiders. Now that he’s back in the fold, the team will have an opportunity to keep him under control through the end of the season and the offseason.