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William Moore | Defensive Back

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/18/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 221
College: Missouri
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Falcons SS William Moore exited Week 16 against the Saints with a shoulder injury.
Moore was on injured reserve/designated to return with a shoulder injury earlier in the season. He is questionable to return. Dec 21 - 3:25 PM

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Falcons SS William Moore (foot) is active for Week 16 against the Saints.

Moore was limited on Thursday and Friday but will give it a go in the Falcons' most important game of the year. The Falcons declared G Jon Asamoah, QB Sean Renfree, LB Tyler Starr, S Charles Godfrey, CB Ricardo Allen, LB James Anderson and DE Stansly Maponga inactive for Week 16.
Dec 21 - 11:35 AM

Falcons activated SS William Moore from the injured reserve-designated for return list.

They waived OT Cameron Bradfield to make room. Moore has been out since Week 4 with a shoulder separation. He should immediately slide back in as Atlanta's starting strong safety. Moore is solid IDP producer when healthy.
Nov 28 - 2:18 PM

Falcons SS William Moore (shoulder, I.R./recall) said he'll return for Week 13 against the Cardinals.

It's the first week Moore is eligible to return from his shoulder issue. Kemal Ishmael has been getting starts next to Dwight Lowery at safety for the Falcons. Moore will slide back into the lineup with the 4-6 Falcons sitting atop the NFC South.
Nov 19 - 12:05 PM

Falcons placed SS William Moore (shoulder) on injured reserve/designated to return.

Moore can resume practicing in Week 11, but won't be eligible to return until Week 13. Moore suffered the injury in Sunday's loss to the Vikings. Second-year seventh-rounder Kemal Ishmael appears poised to take his place in the starting lineup. Moore is a playmaker, but not a star. He's also had trouble staying healthy, appearing in all 16 games just twice in six NFL seasons.
Sep 30 - 2:26 PM

Falcons SS William Moore exited Sunday's Week 4 game against the Vikings with a shoulder injury and will not return.

Moore was forced to leave early in the first half and was ruled out for the game after the break. Second-year S Kemal Ishmael is in the game in place of Moore.
Sep 28 - 6:37 PM

Updating a previous item, Falcons SS William Moore was arrested on a simple battery charge for "grabbing a woman's shoulder."

Moore was booked into Fulton County Jail on Thursday, and he is set to appear in court at 11AM ET on Friday. The Falcons are aware of the situation and are in the process of "gathering information," but have "no further comment."
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 11:39:00 PM

Falcons SS William Moore was arrested and charged with simple battery on Thursday.

Moore was booked into the Fulton County Jail, but there are no further details at the moment. The soon-to-be 28-year-old agreed to a five-year, $29.5 million extension last month. It's Moore's first run-in with the law since entering the league, so there's a possibility he could avoid suspension.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 09:26:00 PM

Falcons agreed to terms on a five-year, $30 million contract with SS William Moore.

The deal contains $14 million guaranteed, and it's a big keep for Atlanta. Turning 28 in May, Moore flourished as a movable chess piece in Mike Nolan's 2012 Falcons defense, setting a career high in tackles (75) despite missing four games. Durability has been an ongoing issue, as Moore has played just one full, 16-game slate in his career. Still a takeaway specialist when healthy, he has five forced fumbles and 11 interceptions over the past three years. A favorite of Rotoworld IDP guru Jeff Ratcliffe, Moore should be targeted as a borderline DB1 in 2013 fantasy leagues.
Sat, Mar 9, 2013 09:33:00 AM

The Falcons have "ramped up" negotiations with free agents William Moore and Sam Baker.

Moore is the Falcons' top priority, but it remains unclear where Baker ranks. With the tackle market flooded with talent, it could be in the Falcons' best interest to let Baker test free agency and be greeted by soft interest.
Fri, Mar 8, 2013 10:13:00 AM

Free agent SS William Moore hopes to re-sign with the Falcons.

Moore, who is keen on letting the market establish his value, wasn't franchise tagged ahead of Monday's deadline. He says his agent is in ongoing talks with the Falcons. "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."
Tue, Mar 5, 2013 02:42:00 PM

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution expects free agent SS William Moore to get five years and $25-30 million on his next contract.

We'd say those numbers are a bit conservative, but they're close. Tennessee signed Michael Griffin to a five-year, $35 million contract with $15 million guaranteed last offseason as he was entering his age-27 season, and Moore is arguably a better player as he enters his age-28 campaign. Atlanta does not intend to use the franchise tag before Monday's deadline.
Sun, Mar 3, 2013 10:47:00 AM

CBS' Jason La Canfora confirms the Falcons "do not intend" to use the franchise tag.

There have been varying reports on the Falcons' intent for the tag, but it's looking safe to assume they won't apply it ahead of Monday's deadline. The Falcons are now nearly $16 million under the cap after releasing Michael Turner, John Abraham and Dunta Robinson, so the space is there if they change their mind. SS William Moore is the most obvious candidate.
Fri, Mar 1, 2013 09:36:00 AM

Contrary to earlier reports, Profootballtalk.com reports the Falcons have not ruled out using the franchise tag, and that free agent SS William Moore is the "most obvious candidate."

Moore is one of the more obvious franchise-tag candidates in the league, as he has a checkered injury history, reportedly wants to test the open market and the tag for safeties is reasonably priced ($6.798 million). Whatever future reports suggest, there's a good chance Moore will be tagged between now and the March 4 deadline.
Tue, Feb 19, 2013 10:28:00 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports the Falcons are not expected to use the franchise tag.

It's a surprise, since the Falcons have a readymade candidate in free agent SS William Moore, whom they consider a priority to re-sign. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch recently reported Moore was "interested in testing" the open market. The Falcons must be confident they can reach a long-term deal before the deadline to apply the tag on March 4. If not, Moore could be heading for a bidding war in free agency.
Tue, Feb 19, 2013 05:48:00 PM

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