Seahawks signing Damontre Moore changes very little for Seattle
By Lee Vowell
The Seattle Seahawks signed Damontre Moore but his signing means little.
The Seattle Seahawks are always searching for ways to make the team better. Seattle signed defensive end Damontre Moore on Thursday but his signing doesn’t make the team better at one of the team’s most important needs: pass rush.
Moore is 6’4″ and 260 pounds and is 27 years old and has played seven seasons in the NFL. He is big enough and young enough on paper to help a team. But Moore is simply an end and not a defensive tackle so his first goal should be getting to opposing quarterbacks. But Moore doesn’t do that.
Moore has played for the Seahawks before in 2016. That also happens to be the last season Moore recorded a sack. Moore had half a sack that year. He has played for a different team in each season since 2016 and has had 1 quarterback hit each season, so he is at least consistent.
Seahawks need Jadeveon Clowney
The point I am probably poorly making is that the Seahawks still need pass-rush help even though they have tried to address the issue by signing Bruce Irvin and Benson Mayowa and drafting a couple of guys this year but Moore doesn’t really help with the concern. In fact, Moore is probably unlikely to make the team and isn’t likely to end up on the practice squad either.
On Thursday, there were reports that the New Orleans Saints are making a play for Jadeveon Clowney. The Seahawks might or might not still be in the running to sign him. If Clowney wants a long-term deal then the Saints aren’t the answer. The salary cap will probably be around $175 million in 2021 and the Saints won’t have much room as it currently stands. The Seahawks will, though.
Clowney needs to be with Seattle this year and next. Seattle signed Damontre Moore on Thursday as simply to hold a roster spot. They need to sign Jadeveon Clowney to make the team a Super Bowl contender.