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Arthur Moats | Linebacker

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/14/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 250
College: James Madison
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Steelers signed ILB Arthur Moats, formerly of the Bills, to a one-year contract.
Rotoworld's No. 1 remaining free-agent inside linebacker, Moats will get a shot to start opposite Lawrence Timmons. A 12-game starter last season, Moats notched 54 tackles across only 301 snaps, performing as an able run-plugger. He turned 26 earlier this month. Mar 24 - 2:12 PM

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Free agent ILB Arthur Moats will visit the Steelers on Monday.

It will be Moats' first action of free agency, though the Browns have reportedly been sniffing around the 26-year-old. The Steelers have a vacancy next to Lawrence Timmons. Moats is our top remaining free-agent inside 'backer.
Mar 23 - 11:39 AM

ESPN Cleveland suggests free agent ILB Arthur Moats as a fit for the Browns.

The dots easily connect here. Moats played for new Browns head coach Mike Pettine and DC Jim O'Neil in Buffalo last year, making 12 starts at inside linebacker. The Browns also have a need after letting D'Qwell Jackson go.
Mar 10 - 8:56 AM

In addition to Nigel Bradham and rookie Kiko Alonso, the Bills expect Arthur Moats to be in the mix for snaps at inside linebacker.

The Bills may run a base 4-3 under Mike Pettine, but they will be multiple and could wind up using a three-ILB rotation. "We got Moats there in the middle -- he can play two spots," explained GM Buddy Nix. "We got Kiko Alonso in there -- he can play two spots. Nigel Bradham can play Will or Mike." Expect Alonso to be the only Buffalo inside linebacker that flirts with IDP value.
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 11:11:00 AM

Buffalobills.com considers Arthur Moats a candidate to move to inside linebacker.

Moats has mostly been an outside linebacker to this point, so the versatility should only increase his chances of keeping his roster spot. His exact role remains up in the air in new DC Mike Pettine's 3-4 defense. Moats is set to make $1.32 million in 2013, the final year of his rookie contract.
Sat, Apr 13, 2013 08:07:00 PM

Bills OLB Arthur Moats' base salary will be up from $575,000 to $1.323 million in 2013 after he hit escalators in his rookie contract.

Moats appeared in 14 games in 2012, opening the season as the starting strong-side linebacker. He was later replaced in the lineup by intriguing rookie Nigel Bradham. Moats also has the ability to play defensive end, and his role in new DC Mike Pettine's defense remains up in the air.
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 12:42:00 AM

Bills LB Arthur Moats suffered an ankle injury in Buffalo's Week 15 loss, and is done for the season.

The reserve linebacker likely suffered a high-ankle sprain against the Seahawks, which wouldn't heal in time to return for the final two weeks of the season. Moats started four of the Bills' first five games, but was back on the bench for good by Week 6. The former sixth-round pick will be in the final year of his rookie deal next season. Whether or not he returns to Buffalo will likely depend on what the Bills do with coach Chan Gailey and GM Buddy Nix.
Mon, Dec 17, 2012 03:41:00 PM

Bills LB Arthur Moats could see some snaps at defensive end in Sunday's game against the Jags.

With Chris Kelsay and Mark Anderson both out, Buffalo has just Kyle Moore, Shawne Merriman and Mario Williams at defensive end. Moats has experience playing the position from his college days at James Madison, and practiced with the defensive line on Friday. "He’s a linebacker, but if you get in a pinch he needs to know what to do. So we worked him for a few snaps in practice this week just in case something has to happen there," said coach Chan Gailey.
Sat, Dec 1, 2012 09:41:00 AM

Bills DC Dave Wannstedt says Arthur Moats is already ahead of Kirk Morrison at strong-side linebacker.

Moats will start Thursday's preseason opener. Although Morrison was billed as the pre-camp favorite, we're not surprised Moats overtook him because he offers superior athleticism and big-play ability. While the SAM backer is unlikely to accrue IDP value, he certainly could boost Buffalo's fantasy defense. With Mario Williams in the fold, it's more appealing than one might think.
Tue, Aug 7, 2012 10:35:00 AM

Arthur Moats is in the mix for the Bills' starting strong-side linebacker job.

Kirk Morrison was believed to be locked in, but a strong offseason has put Moats in the conversation. A sixth-round pick in 2010, the 6'2/250 Moats has five career sacks in 29 games. Morrison is still considered the favorite for now.
Sun, Aug 5, 2012 10:26:00 AM

Arthur Moats practiced at strong-side linebacker and as a nickel middle 'backer during Bills spring workouts.

Moats has experience inside from his ILB days in the old 3-4. He'd probably be an interior, stand-up pass rusher if used at middle linebacker in the new 4-3. Moats will be a reserve regardless, as Kirk Morrison appears locked in as the starter on the strong side. Moats has yet to shed his 'tweener label in Buffalo.
Mon, Jun 25, 2012 01:38:00 PM

Arthur Moats is ticketed for strong-side linebacker in new DC Dave Wannstedt's 4-3 scheme.

Nick Barnett will be a three-down backer on the weak side, and Chris Kelsay will presumably move back to defensive end. Moats is tentatively penciled in as the starter, though the Bills are expected to target a speedy outside linebacker in the draft.
Fri, Feb 17, 2012 11:33:00 AM

Arthur Moats will stick at outside linebacker while Chris Kelsay is sidelined.

Moats has bounced around between the inside and outside 'backer spots all season. But the Bills need him as a pass rusher for now -- they have just five sacks through five games. Moats recorded 2 1/2 sacks as a rookie last season.
Wed, Oct 12, 2011 10:25:00 AM

Bills LB Arthur Moats will miss the first few weeks of the season with a calf injury.

Moats got hurt in the second preseason game. "Not close," said coach Chan Gailey. "We’ve got two or three more weeks on him." The Bills were using Moats at inside linebacker in camp. They have plenty of depth to withstand his loss.
Mon, Sep 5, 2011 05:56:00 PM

Arthur Moats is working at inside linebacker again early in Bills training camp.

Beat writer Joe Buscaglia is blasting the Bills for the decision, and we don't disagree. Moats is a pass rusher, and that isn't the job for a 3-4 inside 'backer. Buffalo is betting too heavily on Shawne Merriman regaining form.
Sun, Jul 31, 2011 12:40:00 AM

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