The Raiders signed defensive end Damontre Moore, as Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com writes. Moore was released by the Dolphins last week. The news was first broken by Raiders coach Jack Del Rio in an appearance on The Jim Rome Show.
Moore, 24 in September, could add depth to the Raiders’ group of pass rushers which already includes rising star Khalil Mack, offseason addition Bruce Irvin, and third-round pick Shilique Calhoun. Depending on the situation, the former third-round pick could be used as either a defensive end or a linebacker in Ken Norton Jr.‘s defense. The Raiders could use some help in that department in the first half of the season as they await the return of Aldon Smith, though Moore will probably have to ease some concerns about his off-field behavior if he is to make the team.
The Texas A&M product was unexpectedly waived by the Giants in December after getting into a fight with fellow defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins. It was later learned that the quarrel happened over pair of free Beats by Dre headphones. Moore was “fighting his [Giants] teammates since Day 1 of training camp,” and had previously “yelled at” both head coach Tom Coughlin and GM Jerry Reese. With all of those things put into consideration, the Giants felt like they had enough.
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