Buccaneers land Sterling Moore

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The Buccaneers have added another piece for their secondary.

Tampa announced Thursday that they have agreed to terms with cornerback Sterling Moore. Moore visited with the Bucs as part of a free agency tour that also included stops with the Steelers and 49ers.

Moore became a free agent when the Cowboys opted not to tender him as a restricted free agent. Moore played 16 games and made seven starts for the Cowboys last season, making 46 tackles and forcing a fumble as a useful part of the Dallas secondary. He played his first NFL games with the Patriots in 2011 when current Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht worked in New England.

Moore will likely be competing for time in sub packages with the Bucs and could be their third cornerback come September. Mike Jenkins and Leonard Johnson are the other experienced corners behind Alterraun Verner and Johnthan Banks.

22 responses to “Buccaneers land Sterling Moore

  1. Steelers fan here… That being said… DAMN IT…!!! Would have loved for Moore to have joined the Steelers… Good signing Tampa!

  2. As a Cowboys fan I can confidently say that this guy was absolutely putrid. Tampa will find out sooner or later that this guy won’t get burnt all the time but he will allow his guy to catch anything that comes his way, especially in big play moments.

  3. Trivia question here: How many of you remember how Sterling Moore contributed to the New England Patriots AFC Championship season? I’ll give you a hint. He made a Malcolm Butler-like play.

  4. bencoates57 says:
    Mar 19, 2015 2:49 PM
    Trivia question here: How many of you remember how Sterling Moore contributed to the New England Patriots AFC Championship season? I’ll give you a hint. He made a Malcolm Butler-like play.
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    That’s a good one. I remember he was a ball hawk and made a huge play somewhere. Did he pick off Manning in the AFC championship?

    I believe he started in the 2011 Superbowl (or at least got a lot of playing time). Not a high point for the Patriots secondary, with Edelman and Matthew Slater (special teams captain) running around in the secondary for much of the year.

  5. As a Cowboys fan, you & I didn’t watch the same games apparently or we have a different definition of putrid. Moore is a solid if unspectacular CB. He will get burned and he will make some good plays. He played better than Mo Claiborne has to this point, but not as well as Scandrick.

    No big loss; no big gain.

  6. He will always have a place in my heart after ripping out Baltimore’s and stomping on it . Still impressed with that game Edelman was playing slot corner in that game and we still won. To bad Pollerd put Gronks ankle in a figure 4 leg lock and hobbled him for the Super Bowl , it might be 5.

  7. Now when you see him on the ground in the end zone with a receiver holding the ball, it will be in those awful orange uniforms instead of silver and blue.

  8. Trivia question here: How many of you remember how Sterling Moore contributed to the New England Patriots AFC Championship season? I’ll give you a hint. He made a Malcolm Butler-like play.

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    Im sure Lee Evans remembers.

  9. Tampa will find out sooner or later that this guy won’t get burnt all the time but he will allow his guy to catch anything that comes his way, especially in big play moments.
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    Making him a perfect fit for Lovie Smith’s scheme.

  10. The bucs offseason hasn’t consisted of bringing in splashy players but it seems like positions of need and players that can attribute. Yes offensive line hasn’t been addressed via free agency but there didn’t seem to be many great lineman in the market this year. Hopefully they address that sometime during the draft if not then I will start to panic.

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