Former New York Giants defensive end Damontre Moore is back in the NFL, having signed with the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday to help fill the void left by an injury to Seattle’s Michael Bennett.
Is this the 24-year-old’s last last chance to revive his once-promising NFL career?
Moore was drafted in the third round by the Giants back in 2013, with the hope that he would join the team’s pantheon of great pass-rushing defensive ends. As we know, that never happened.
There were always questions about Moore’s work ethic and maturity. There were too many foolish penalties and not enough on-field production. There were issues with teammates, culminating with his release after a disagreement over free headphones with teammate Cullen Jenkins.
Moore landed with the Miami Dolphins, playing the final three games of the 2015 season there. The Dolphins decided not to keep him at season’s end. The Oakland Raiders gave him a chance, but he barely made it to training camp before being let go by Oakland in the first week of August.
Now, Moore has an opportunity in Seattle. His talent has never really been a question. Can he finally figure out how to use it with the Seahawks, or will this be a final stop on his way out of the league for good?