Aug 24, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns tight end Evan Moore (89) catches a pass in the end zone for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles in a preseason game at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US Presswire
The Seahawks went the inexpensive route in grabbing tight end Evan Moore after the release of Kellen Winslow.
Field Gulls found ProFootballFocus.com saying that "in a league where teams are looking to find mismatches at the tight end position, have the Cleveland Browns let one slip through their fingers? (Moore) spent 61.5 percent of his snaps lined up tight, hardly putting him in position to be the Browns' poor-man's answer to Jimmy Graham or Aaron Hernandez. Some team will be intrigued by his talents and may just put him in a spot where defense have to worry about him."
The Seahawks are that team, as they wasted no time scooping up Moore after the release of Winslow. Moore comes at a much cheaper price than Winslow and provides an intriguing, large target for rookie quarterback Russell Wilson.
ESPN's NFC West Blog quoted Scouts Inc. as saying that "Moore creates mismatches in the passing game with his length, especially in the red zone." Moore is 6'6, 250 pounds and runs a 4.74 40-yard dash.
Moore was listed on ProFootballFocus.com's list of cuts who can contribute at the time that he was released from the Browns. The Seahawks may have found a gem, even if he is described as an atrocious run blocker.
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