The Seahawks did not make a much-speculated deal to acquire Cleveland LT Joe Thomas prior to Tuesday’s 1 p.m. trading deadline. But with DE Michael Bennett sidelined for two to three weeks due to a knee injury that will require arthroscopic surgery, they added free agent DE Damontre Moore, a third-round pick by the New York Giants in 2013.
To make room for Moore, the Seahawks released DE Malliciah Goodman, signed last week when DT Quinton Jefferson went on IR.
The 6-foot-5, 250-pound Moore, who had a successful tryout with Seattle Tuesday, showed some rushing ability. He recorded 8.5 sacks over the 2014-15 seasons, largely in a reserve role. But Moore was also prone to collecting personal fouls and was waived late last season after he was involved in a locker-room scuffle with teammate Cullen Jenkins over a set of headphones (the New York tabloids termed the incident “Headphones-gate”).
Moore played three games with the Miami Dolphins and spent time with the Oakland Raiders this past off-season before they cut him in August following a practice fight.
A native of DeSoto, TX, Moore played college ball at Texas A&M, where he made consensus All-America and first-team All-Southeastern Conference in 2012. Originally projected as a top 10 NFL draft pick, his stock dropped after a poor performance at the combine.