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Kellen Moore | Quarterback

Team: Dallas Cowboys
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
College: Boise State

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Cowboys waived QB Kellen Moore.
Even with Matt Cassel and Brandon Weeden both struggling mightily in Tony Romo's (collarbone) absence, Moore was never a consideration under center. With Romo expected back for Week 11, keeping Moore around for emergency purposes was no longer necessary. Moore is expected to be signed to the practice squad if/once he clears waivers. Nov 10 - 5:14 PM

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Date: doesn't expect the team to turn to Kellen Moore at quarterback.

Matt Cassel has been painfully bad since replacing Brandon Weeden, but the 'Boys apparently want to stick with his "veteran experience." A 26-year-old career backup who has never attempted a regular season pass, Moore would be a total shot in the dark.
Nov 2 - 1:23 PM

Cowboys promoted QB Kellen Moore from the practice squad.

Moore will back up Brandon Weeden in Week 3, but should eventually give way to trade acquisition Matt Cassel. Neither Weeden nor Cassel is exactly known for their effectiveness or durability, so it's not entirely outside the realm of possibility that Moore sees the field. Moore played for Cowboys OC Scott Linehan from 2012-13 in Detroit.
Sep 22 - 6:04 PM

Cowboys signed QB Kellen Moore to their practice squad.

An undrafted free agent out of Boise State, Moore spent three seasons as the Lions No. 3 before being waived at final cuts. Moore has physical limitations, but his football intelligence makes him a valuable asset in the quarterback room.
Sep 7 - 5:55 AM

Lions waived QB Kellen Moore.

Moore has been with the Lions since signing as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He had a solid summer, but was never going to overcome his physical limitations. Moore is undersized, and lacks arm strength. Dan Orlovsky is Matthew Stafford's backup.
Sep 5 - 12:44 PM

Kellen Moore played with the second-team offense in Saturday’s intrasquad scrimmage.

It confirms Moore is ahead of Dan Orlovsky. Moore has the inside track to open the season as Matt Stafford’s backup. Detroit would save $585K by releasing Orlovsky.
Aug 8 - 9:15 PM

Kellen Moore took first-team snaps ahead of Dan Orlovsky at Wednesday's OTAs.

Both are competing for backup reps behind starter Matthew Stafford. Moore completed 10 of his 12 passes while Orlovsky was 8-of-11. Moore is six years younger than Orlovsky and was given more guaranteed money this offseason. Neither one played a snap last season.
May 27 - 3:16 PM

Kellen Moore will compete for the Lions' backup quarterback job.

Moore will be given an opportunity to unseat Dan Orlovsky after spending last year as the No. 3 quarterback. He was non-tendered this offseason for cap purposes and could be in the mix for backup duties with a strong camp. It's perhaps telling the Lions gave Moore more guaranteed money than Orlovsky, who re-signed on a one-year deal. Moore has yet to appear in an NFL game.
Mar 27 - 5:40 PM

Lions re-signed QB Kellen Moore to a two-year contract.

Although Moore has appeared competent at times in preseason games against defenders who've later been cut, his physical limitations will keep him on the pine. The 25-year-old is behind Matt Stafford and Dan Orlovsky in Detroit.
Mar 6 - 1:11 PM

The Lions will not tender restricted free agents QB Kellen Moore and LB Josh Bynes.

They'll become unrestricted free agents. The Lions still hope to bring Moore back at near the minimum, but didn't deem him worthy of the lowest possible tender price. Moore obviously doesn't have a future as a starter in the NFL, but the Lions may see him as Matthew Stafford's No. 2 in 2015 -- a job Dan Orlovsky had last year.
Feb 20 - 9:54 AM

The Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett reports the Lions hope to re-sign restricted free agent QB Kellen Moore.

With the Lions looking for all the cap room they can find to re-sign Ndamukong Suh, it is possible Detroit non-tenders Moore only to bring him back later in free agency. Moore lacks the physical tools to be a starter in the NFL, but he is a very smart player and valuable asset inside the quarterback room. Detroit's No. 2 quarterback, Dan Orlovsky, is an unrestricted free agent.
Feb 14 - 1:53 PM

ESPN's Michael Rothstein doesn't expect the Lions to re-sign Kellen Moore.

Moore has spent the last three seasons as Detroit's No. 3 quarterback. A restricted free agent, the Lions can save cap space by non-tendering him. Moore could ultimately be brought back on a minimum deal.
Feb 6 - 8:12 PM

Lions coach Jim Caldwell hinted he plans to keep three quarterbacks.

"It’s tough this day and age, with the way our game is, without a third quarterback," Caldwell admitted. "I’ve had a couple places where we carried two. We’ll see what happens." Kellen Moore has spent the last two years as Detroit's No. 3 quarterback, but needs a strong camp to secure his roster spot and will be pushed by rookie James Franklin. Dan Orlovsky is slated to open the season as Matthew Stafford's backup.
Sat, Jun 14, 2014 02:19:00 PM

Kellen Moore is expected to stick as the Lions' third quarterback.

The bulked up Moore has shown significant improvement in Year 2. Through three preseason games, he's gone 20-of-30 (66.6 percent) for 223 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. It's good for a 110.8 passer rating. The Lions are grooming Moore as Matthew Stafford's long-term backup as 33-year-old Shaun Hill enters the final year of his contract.
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 09:30:00 AM

Kellen Moore finished the preseason 41-of-78 (52.6 percent) for 434 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.

Moore was at his best in the preseason finale against the Bills when he was allowed to play the final three quarters. Even if he doesn't survive the cut, he's fully expected to stick on the Lions' practice squad as the third quarterback behind Matthew Stafford and Shaun Hill.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 08:03:00 AM

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