Seattle Seahawks Receiver David Moore Signs Restricted Free Agent Tender

David Moore came into the NFL as a relative unknown, a seventh-round pick from Division II East Central University in Oklahoma. Over the past two seasons, however, he has made a name for himself as a big contributor in Seattle’s offense, and after signing his restricted free agent tender this week, Moore will be back for another year with the Seahawks.

Moore, 25, was the 226th overall pick in the 2017 draft and spent almost his entire rookie year on the practice squad before a late-season promotion to the 53-man roster. In 2018, Moore established himself as a big part of Seattle’s offense, starting seven games while catching 26 passes for 445 yards and five touchdowns, one of which was one of Seattle’s top offensive plays of the season, a 35-yard touchdown catch on fourth-and-3 that tied the score late in an eventual win at Carolina. Last season Moore had 17 catches for 301 yards and two scores, including a 60-yard score in Seattle’s Week 13 win over Minnesota.

Moore was fourth in playing time last year among Seahawks receivers behind Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf and Jaron Brown. He figures to again compete for the No. 3 job, though the Seahawks did already add Phillip Dorsett II in free agency, and they’re looking for 2019 seventh-round pick John Ursua to make a jump this year. There’s also the possibility of adding more players in the draft, so there should be good competition for that spot.