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Sio Moore | Linebacker

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/2/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 240
College: Connecticut
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Raiders LB Sio Moore (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 3.
Nick Roach (concussion) is questionable for the game after missing the last four weeks. Miles Burris has been filling in at middle linebacker for Roach, but will likely shift outside with Moore down. Kaluka Maiava could start in the middle if Roach is unable to go. The Raiders have given up a league-high 400 rushing yards through the first two games of the season. Sep 20 - 11:21 AM

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Raiders LB Sio Moore (neck) returned to practice Tuesday.

Moore was carted off the field during Friday's preseason opener. X-rays later revealed he only suffered a neck strain. He should be good for Week 1.
Aug 26 - 3:53 PM

Raiders LB Sio Moore reportedly suffered a neck strain in Friday night's third preseason game.

It was the best possible outcome after Moore had to be carted off the field during the second quarter. X-Rays were negative, and Moore was allowed to fly home with his teammates. His status for Week 1 is uncertain.
Aug 23 - 10:00 AM

Raiders LB Sio Moore (neck) was carted off the field during Friday night's preseason game at Green Bay.

Moore was chasing down a play when he got blocked awkwardly up high by Packers fullback John Kuhn. His neck was stabilized by the training staff and he was stretchered to the locker room. Moore, who was replaced by Miles Burris, was later diagnosed with a neck strain. His status for Week 1 is uncertain.
Aug 22 - 9:16 PM

Sio Moore has been working as the Raiders' second-team weak-side linebacker in training camp.

Miles Burris is running with the ones at "Will," with rookie Khalil Mack at Sam 'backer and Nick Roach in the middle. Moore flashed promise during his rookie season, but isn't a natural fit on the weak side, and may be limited to a pass-rush specialist role. Moore had 4.5 sacks in 11 starts last year.
Jul 26 - 5:09 PM

The Raiders are working Sio Moore at weak-side linebacker during OTAs.

It's worth noting incumbent WLB Kevin Burnett isn't attending, though he may lose his starting job, anyway. First-round pick Khalil Mack is ticketed for strong-side linebacker, which is Moore's old position. Moore was Reggie McKenzie's only 2013 draft pick who provided a meaningful impact last season. He was a stout run defender, excelled in pass coverage, and chipped in 4.5 sacks.
May 28 - 7:49 PM

Raiders rookie SLB Sio Moore (concussion) returned to practice Wednesday.

Moore suffered a concussion in a car accident Saturday and was held out of Week 3, but has officially been cleared to practice. He's played just over 32 percent of the defensive snaps this season and will return to a pass-rushing role at strong-side linebacker.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 02:45:00 PM

Raiders rookie SLB Sio Moore (concussion) is inactive for Monday night's Week 3 game against the Broncos.

Moore was involved in a car accident Saturday morning and ended up with a concussion. Kaluka Maiava will get the start in his place. Moore has been impressive, but he's only played just over 32 percent of the defensive snaps. Also inactive for the Raiders are QB Matt McGloin, SS Tyvon Branch, T Menelik Watson, LG Lucas NIx, G Antoine McClain, and WR Juron Criner.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 07:16:00 PM

Raiders SLB Sio Moore is listed as questionable for Monday night's Week 3 game at Denver due to a concussion.

One of Oakland's few impressive young pieces, Moore was concussed during a car accident on Saturday morning. Moore has indicated on Twitter that he will play against the Broncos. Kaluka Maiava will get the nod if Moore can't go.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 02:56:00 PM

Coach Dennis Allen said he plans to use third-round SLB Sio Moore the same way the Broncos use Von Miller.

Allen was Denver's defensive coordinator the year they drafted Miller. Moore has been lining up with his hand in the dirt on passing downs, and Allen sees that as a role he can "potentially serve." Moore possesses dangerous pass-rush skills, which showed up in the preseason opener on his sack of Tony Romo. The Raiders finished 31st in the league in sacks last season.
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 01:49:00 PM

Raiders third-round SLB Sio Moore has already earned a starting job.

Moore is the only draft pick the Raiders are getting much from, as D.J. Hayden and Menelik Watson are hurt and Tyler Wilson is getting outplayed by UDFA Matt McGloin. The Raiders' linebacker corps appears all set with Moore on the strong side, Nick Roach in the middle, and Kevin Burnett at weak-side 'backer.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 12:39:00 PM

Raiders signed third-round OLB Sio Moore to a four-year contract.

Moore, the No. 66 overall pick, has been the talk of Raiders OTAs and minicamp. He can play all three linebacker spots, but Moore has been lining up at both the weak-side and strong-side positions. He'll be a Week 1 starter as a rookie.
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 07:03:00 PM

Third-round LB Sio Moore has been lining up at both strong-side and weak-side linebacker in spring workouts.

"His ability to understand multiple positions has been good," coach Dennis Allen said. "He's athletic in space, which was something Philip (Wheeler) was really good at. I think he's got great awareness for the game and he's probably got a little bit more coming off the edge." Explosive off the edge, Moore should force his way onto the field as a rookie.
Fri, May 17, 2013 12:50:00 PM

Raiders selected Connecticut LB Sio Moore with the No. 66 overall pick.

Moore (6-foot 3/4, 245) racked up a team-high 15.5 tackles for loss, eight sacks, and 11 pass breakups at outside linebacker for the Huskies last season. An explosive athlete, he ran 4.65 at the Combine with a 38-inch vertical and 10-foot-7 broad jump. Moore is a dangerous pass rusher with plus versatility, capable of playing essentially any linebacker position. The Raiders' linebacker corps is a mess, but Moore should compete for playing time at one of the spots.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 08:52:00 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports UConn LB Sio Moore is drawing "great interest" from the Ravens.

Per Pauline, Moore is drawing "a lot of interest around the league." Touted as scheme versatile, Moore would man the inside in Baltimore. He's viewed as more of a day-two pick, but could be a possibility for the Ravens at No. 32.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 04:00:00 PM

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