Raiders Trade Sio Moore to Colts for 2016 6th Round Pick
The Indianapolis Colts announced tonight that the team has traded a 2016 6th round pick to the Oakland Raiders for starting outside linebacker Sio Moore.
Jun 9, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders linebacker Sio Moore (55) at minicamp at the Raiders practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Originally a 3rd round pick of the Raiders in 2013, Moore is coming off a season in which he started in 11 games for Oakland, recording 90 tackles, 3 sacks, and a forced fumble.
At 6’1″, 245 pounds, Moore will likely provide additional outside linebacker depth, which could spell bad news for ‘bubble players’ at the position like Cam Johnson and Daniel Adongo with 53-man roster cuts looming.
If nothing else, the 6’1″, 245 pound outside linebacker should provide extra insurance until Robert Mathis is fully ready to go in the mean time.
It’s worth noting that like new Colts teammate, Darius Butler, Moore played his collegiate football at the the University of Connecticut, where he was a 1st-Team All Big East Conference selection during his senior season.
Overall, in his two seasons in the NFL, Moore has played in 26 games with 22 career starts. He has 105 career tackles, 7.5 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles respectively.
Moore was apparently already excited to get a new start with the Colts on what should be one of the NFL’s true contending teams:
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