Saints, Sterling Moore Have Mutual Interest

Pending free agent Sterling Moore wants to re-sign with the Saints and is certain mutual interest exists between he and New Orleans, as he told SiriusXM NFL Radio earlier today (Twitter link).Sterling Moore (Vertical)

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Moore, 27, has bounced around a bit in recent years, as he’s played for three clubs — the Cowboys, Buccaneers, and Saints — over the past three seasons. 2016 marked the first time that Moore was asked to serve as a full-time starter, however, as injuries to New Orleans’ defensive backfield forced Moore to start 12 games. Moore posted two interceptions, 13 passes defensed, and graded as the Saints’ best corner, per Pro Football Focus, which ranked Moore as the No. 65 CB league-wide.

After earning only $760K last season under the terms of a minimum salary benefit contract, Moore could be in for a raise in 2017, although he may not play such a key role on the Saints defense. Thanks to that aforementioned rash of health issues in the secondary, Delvin Breaux, Damian Swann, P.J. Williams, and Kyle Wilson (like Moore, a pending free agent) combined to play only 240 snaps last year, so if that group returns to full strength, Moore could theoretically see his snaps reduced.

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