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Raiders sign rookie linebacker Sio Moore

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The Raiders have signed rookie linebacker Sio Moore, the club said Thursday. Moore was the club’s third-round pick.

Moore notched 274 tackles, including 44 for loss, in four seasons at Connecticut. He also recorded 16 sacks, eight of which came as a senior.

Moore will compete for playing time at outside linebacker in the Raiders’ 4-3 scheme.

“I like Sio,” Raiders coach Dennis Allen said of Moore on Wednesday, according to a team-issued transcript. “Sio is a rookie. He makes some rookie mistakes, but he’s a big, powerful man. He’s got a little bit of pass rush ability to him, so I like some of the flexibility he gives us.”

The Raiders have now signed 7-of-10 draft picks, the club said Thursday.

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17 Responses to “Raiders sign rookie linebacker Sio Moore”
  1. demolition510 says: Jun 13, 2013 6:56 PM

    Beast!!!

  2. goraidersgospurs says: Jun 13, 2013 6:57 PM

    Nice, I hope he make the 55 # look good unlike that last guy!!!

  3. racerx1225 says: Jun 13, 2013 7:06 PM

    The Raiders will have one of the better LB’ing corps in the NFL this year. Amazing what 1 year can do.

  4. raiderssf says: Jun 13, 2013 7:07 PM

    This 55 sure beats Oakland’s last 55. That’s even without playing a down. Good luck Sio.

  5. radrntn says: Jun 13, 2013 7:39 PM

    N-I-C-E!!!!!!

  6. malachiofcourse says: Jun 13, 2013 7:52 PM

    i’m a broncos fan but i can see this guy stepping up into a big role for them at slb and end in the nickel

  7. njraiderfan19 says: Jun 13, 2013 7:55 PM

    Things keep looking better on ‘D’ all the time. Hopefully playing in a smaller school against Big East talent didn’t just make him look good.

  8. r81ders says: Jun 13, 2013 7:56 PM

    last 2 years drat picks been looking good, looks like we got FOOTBALL PLAYERS now. No big names pay me contracts yet

  9. philvil41 says: Jun 13, 2013 8:27 PM

    Mark it down right now…Sio Moore will be the AFC Defensive Rookie of the Year. JWB

  10. mmskin says: Jun 13, 2013 9:11 PM

    uCONN huskies!!! Watch out for blidi wildon

  11. bigboysmash says: Jun 13, 2013 9:40 PM

    I hate the raiders, but getting this guy in the third and miles burris in the 5th last year. Is really good. Both are studs and moore is a 1-2 round talent who fell due to height. And burris didnt play against top compition but they are both good player who were drafted by the raiders surprising i know lol.

  12. raider8er says: Jun 13, 2013 9:56 PM

    Let’s see what “defensive” coach Dennis Allen can do with this young talent. Time to make your mark DA!

  13. war27 says: Jun 13, 2013 10:11 PM

    Sio Moore could have 200 tackles 15 sacks, 5 picks and 3 returned for TD’s….he’s wearing silver and black, he will not be rookie of the year no matter what.

  14. mullman76 says: Jun 13, 2013 11:35 PM

    @philvil41: Is it really you Mr. Villapiano? You’re the best on the NFL Top 10 shows.

    If not, nice handle then…

    Go RAIDERS

  15. torturedraiderfan says: Jun 14, 2013 6:41 AM

    I like this kid’s attitude. He’s pure football. I think Sio Moore and Miles Burris are make the Raider defense a lot better for a long time. In Reggie we trust!!!

  16. raiderufan says: Jun 14, 2013 7:27 AM

    Sio Moore weakside, Nick Roach Middle, Kevin Burnett Strong with Kaluka Maiavia and Miles Burris as depth….I’m starting to like the way that looks. Talented young guys with a veteran presence and much improved safety play with Woodson and Branch behind them.

    Hopefully the D-Line can put together some “didn’t see that coming” games and keep bodies off of these guys.

  17. philvil41 says: Jun 14, 2013 8:40 AM

    To mullman76….No it’s not Phil,but he has been my guest for 2 autograph shows I’ve conducted,and he’s become a personel friend of mine.Your right,he’s the best and I’m happy to know him.

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