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William Moore hopes to get deal done with Falcons soon

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The franchise tag deadline came and went without the Falcons using theirs, leaving open the possibility that safety William Moore will hit the open market next week.

While Moore isn’t upset about going tagless — it would have guaranteed him a salary of $6.912 million if he couldn’t work out a long-term deal — he is hopeful that he’ll continue to patrol the secondary for the Falcons. Moore was a guest on Sirius XM radio and said that he understood the business side of a process he called “mind-boggling” might force him elsewhere, but his first choice remains a deal that keeps him in Atlanta.

“I’ve had talks with my agents … they are in great negotiations,” Moore said, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I hope to get it closed soon. I love the Atlanta Falcons. They gave me an opportunity to be blessed and come into the NFL and be a part of this great organization.”

The Falcons gave safety Thomas DeCoud a five-year, $17.5 million salary before last season but Moore is likely in line for a bigger deal than that this year. Michael Griffin signed with the Titans for an average salary of $7 million over five years and others like Kerry Rhodes and Antoine Bethea are in a similar neighborhood. Moore has a good chance of winding up in that neighborhood as well, be it with the Falcons or someone else.

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4 Responses to “William Moore hopes to get deal done with Falcons soon”
  1. hartcarluncarlun says: Mar 5, 2013 2:56 PM

    This deal will def get done…….

  2. breadslicer says: Mar 5, 2013 3:13 PM

    Atlanta’s defense CANNOT afford to lose this guy.

  3. akuma9000 says: Mar 5, 2013 3:19 PM

    It would be nice if he’d stop doing a ‘Bob Sanders’ impersonation and play a whole season for a change…..

  4. darocnessmonsta says: Mar 5, 2013 3:57 PM

    I hope he is the reason the Cowboys let Sensabaugh go I wanted them to draft him So this would def upgrade their defense and please dont say they dont have the cap room cause they do and have more players they can cut or reduce their salary so please Atlanta let him go test the waters!! signed a hopeful Dallas Fan!!!

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