Free agent safety William Moore recently worked out for the Patriots, a source tells Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (via Twitter). The former long-time starter for the Falcons was cut loose shortly after the Super Bowl and has been seeking NFL employment ever since.
Moore, a former Pro Bowler, was a starting safety for Atlanta, racking up 51 tackles and two interceptions in 11 games in 2015. Unfortunately, injuries held him back and his campaign formally ended on December 15th when he was placed on IR. In total, Moore spent seven seasons in Atlanta, playing in 76 games with 72 starts and earned a Pro Bowl selection in 2012. Moore amassed 481 tackles (319 solo) with 16 interceptions, 3.5 sacks, 10 forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and 38 passes defensed during his time with the Falcons.
The day after Moore was released, agent Andy Ross claimed that his client had already received “a few calls” from teams inquiring about his client. As far as we know, that supposed interest did not materialize in a workout with any club until this week’s New England audition. The Patriots seem pretty set at safety, so it’s not clear how interested they might be in signing Moore at this time.
Earlier today, PFR’s Dallas Robinson ran down the best remaining free agents on defense. Moore did not make the cut.
Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.