The fourth-year linebacker has been bouncing around the league but he may be looking to remain with the Arizona Cardinals
If someone was to ask Arizona Cardinals linebacker Sio Moore which team he plays for, he may pause before answering. The pause would be due to the fact that the Cards are the third team Moore has played for this season. After watching him perform the last couple of weeks, it’s difficult to fathom why teams are giving up on him.
Moore was originally drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the 2013 draft. He started 11 games during his rookie season, accumulating 50 tackles and 4.5 sacks. In 2014 he was in on 90 tackles and registered 3 more sacks.
A hip injury that required surgery suddenly made him expendable. In September of 2015 he was traded to the Indianapolis Colts for a sixth-round pick in the 2016 draft.
He got off to a good start this season, amassing a team-leading 30 tackles in four starts for the Colts. But on October 4th he was released. According to sources within the organization, Moore may have been cut because he was a liability in pass coverage.
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The Kansas City Chiefs picked him up a couple of days later. The Chiefs coaching staff was hoping Moore could provide pass rush help, but he failed to make an impact. He was given his walking papers on November 1st.
Moore has performed well since signing with the Cardinals on November 22nd. His first real action came on December 11th against the Miami Dolphins, when he was credited with three tackles. The following week he made 11 stops against the New Orleans Saints, and 14 more this past weekend in Seattle.
It’s probably safe to assume that Moore is looking to settle down, to stick with one club. The Cards’ roster will be in flux this offseason, so there’s a chance he’ll be able to stay put. It may benefit Arizona to take a nice, long look at the nomadic veteran.