On Thursday, the UFL dropped its transfer fee from $150,000 to $25,000. On Friday, the first UFL player was signed to an NFL active roster since the transfer fee was enforced.
The Patriots have announced the acquisition of defensive end Eric Moore, who played for the Florida Tuskers.
We’re told that Moore was subject to the transfer fee, and that someone — either the player or the team — has paid it.
It remains to be seen whether other NFL teams will pay the fee (if the Pats indeed paid it), or whether other UFL players will fork over the $25,000 fee (if Moore in fact paid it).
The release announcing the move chronicles Moore’s prior NFL experience (he spent time most recently with the Panthers), but it makes no reference to his stint in the UFL.
To clear a roster spot for Moore, the Patriots cut linebacker Pierre Woods.