Free Agent Spotlight: Rahim Moore
This week, we’re starting a new series detailing players that the Houston Texans acquired in free agency this offseason (aptly named “Free Agent Spotlight”). We’ve heard a lot about new wide receiver Cecil Shorts and Brian Hoyer, but there were a number of other good signings by the team. If you have any questions about these players or would like to suggest a player to spotlight, tweet/follow me @pparkinson13!
Jan 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos free safety Rahim Moore (26) intercepts a pass intended for Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Donte Moncrief (10) during the third quarter in the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
Position: Safety Age: 25
Former Team: Denver Broncos
When talks with former Texans safety Kendrick Lewis stalled out, the Texans started browsing for a young safety that fit Bill O’Brien‘s demands: big and versatile. At 6’1 and with the range of center fielder, Rahim Moore certainly fits that mold.
Most people remember Moore as the Bronco that allowed a huge touchdown pass to Jacoby Jones and the Baltimore Ravens late in the 2012 AFC divisional game, which would eventually lead the Ravens all the way to a Lombardi trophy.
But this was one spot on a rather solid resume for the young safety, and many experts agreed going into the offseason that Moore was the best free safety available. He was ranked 29th on NFL.com’s list of Top 101 free agents.
To get a good sense of what Moore brings to the team, we’ll look back on his college career and time spent in Denver.
Next: College Career