Despite a desire for a new contract, Kenny Moore is expected to be a full participant in training camp for the Indianapolis Colts.
In the spring, Kenny Moore did not participate in voluntary OTAs for the Indianapolis Colts. He was present, but he wasn’t on the field because he believes he’s underpaid and desires a new contract. However, he did attend mandatory minicamp, where he spoke with the media and shared that a training camp holdout wasn’t off the table.
However, with training camp just a couple of days away for the Colts, Kenny Moore is expected to be a present participant. Joel A. Erickson, a reporter for the IndyStar, reported that Moore is expected to show up on Tuesday along with the rest of the veterans.
This is great news for Indianapolis since Moore is critical to what the team does defensively. Especially since the team has a new defensive coordinator in Gus Bradley, the Colts surely have to be relieved that Kenny Moore will be present from day one to get acquainted with the new defense.
Kenny Moore will not hold out of Colts training camp
It’s important to note that just because Moore is attending camp it doesn’t mean that he’s no longer frustrated with his contract situation. While with the team, he’ll likely still be advocating for a new deal, however, he doesn’t have much leverage.
With two seasons remaining on his current deal, Moore’s only real leverage could come from a holdout. Since that doesn’t seem to be happening, either Moore is conceding or he’s just negotiating with the Colts in good faith.
It’s pretty evident that Moore is right to feel that he’s underpaid. Based on what he’s asked to do for Indianapolis and where his annual salary ranks in the NFL, Moore is definitely worthy of a raise. However, new contracts are not always awarded to the most deserving. It will come down to whether or not the Colts are ready to give Kenny Moore some more money.