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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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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

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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

League sources tell the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that free agent SS William Moore is "interested in testing" the open market.

He may not get that chance if the Falcons slap Moore with the franchise tag. A movable chess piece playmaker in Mike Nolan's defense, Moore was an integral part of the Falcons' pass-coverage and run-defense schemes. Moore turns 28 in May. He's one of the top free agent safeties available, behind Jairus Byrd.
Mon, Feb 11, 2013 01:19:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter calls impending free agent SS William Moore a "prime candidate" for the Falcons' franchise tag.

A three-year starter and cornerstone of the Falcons' secondary, Moore is hoping to test his value on the open market. He might not get there. The tentative franchise tag number for safeties in 2013 is a relatively inexpensive $6.798 million. The Falcons could very well slap Moore with the tag and then evaluate the situation in 2014 -- when he'll be entering his age-29 season.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 11:37:00 AM

Falcons SS William Moore was spotted with a black cast around his right hand at Wednesday's practice.

Moore participated in full, but declined to comment on the hand wrap. It's not a major concern, and it would obviously only affect his ability to catch the ball. Moore did say that his hamstring injury that forced him to miss the final four games of the regular season "felt real good."
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 09:08:00 PM

Falcons SS William Moore (hamstring) and DE John Abraham (ankle) were limited in practice on Wednesday.

Moore missed the final four weeks of the regular season, but that coupled with the team's first-round bye is expected to be enough time for him to return against the Seahawks. Abraham is fully expected to play on Sunday despite being carted off the field in Week 17.
Wed, Jan 9, 2013 08:09:00 PM

Falcons SS William Moore (hamstring) expects to be ready for the Divisional Round.

Moore missed the last four weeks of the regular season with a hamstring injury, but practiced Saturday and remains on track to return next week. The Falcons also expect CB Dunta Robinson (concussion) and DE John Abraham (ankle) to be ready for the second round of the postseason.
Sat, Jan 5, 2013 07:17:00 PM

Falcons SS William Moore (hamstring) will not play in Sunday's game against the Bucs.

The Falcons have already locked up the NFC's No. 1 seed. Moore, who has been out since Week 13 with a substantial pull, can continue his rehab until the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Chris Hope, who had seven tackles in last week's win at Detroit, gets another start.
Thu, Dec 27, 2012 10:24:00 AM

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