Indianapolis Colts Add Veteran Moore for Camp Depth
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Moore was a role player in Pittsburgh where current Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians held the same job.
Moore has had little impact in recent seasons, with fewer than 40 carries each of the past three years.
He enters a crowded backfield with Donald Brown, Delone Carter and fifth-round pick Vick Ballard. Carter and Ballard seem like virtual locks to make the roster, leaving little room for Moore.
At best, Moore is third or fourth running back with no upside. He would have to dramatically outperform the younger backs to secure a roster spot. It's hard to imagine the Colts would part ways with Carter or Ballard, and Moore isn't first-string material.
What Moore can offer the Colts is a plan B in the event of injuries. By bringing him into camp and letting him get familiar with the players, he will be prepared to step in later in the season in the event of injury. Also, because he's familiar with Arians' offense, he can be a useful practice player and veteran presence to help bring along other backs.
At 30 years old, it's hard to imagine Moore having any tangible contribution to the Colts' season. In short, he's the definition of a training camp body. He puts pressure on the younger backs while hopefully setting a good example of how a veteran should behave.
This is a low-risk, low-reward move by Indianapolis.
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