Toronto Argonauts sign longtime NFL defensive lineman Damontre Moore

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The Toronto Argonauts have signed a longtime NFL defensive lineman Damontre Moore.

The 30-year-old was a third-round pick of the New York Giants in the 2013 NFL Draft against Texas A&M. He dressed for 42 games over three seasons with the team, recording 43 total tackles, eight tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, three knockdowns, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

The Miami Dolphins claimed him on waivers in December 2015 and dressed for three games with the team, making a tackle, a sack and a knockdown. He was released by the team in May 2016 and had brief stints with the Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks the same year, dressing for four games and making seven total tackles, two tackles for loss and 0.5 bag.

The six-foot-five, 260-pound rusher signed with the Dallas Cowboys in March 2017 but was suspended for the first two games of the regular season for violating the league’s drug abuse policy. He dressed for three games with the Cowboys before brief stints with the Raiders, San Diego Fleet (AAF), and San Francisco 49ers.

Moore signed with the Seattle Seahawks in September 2020 and had dressed for ten games, recording nine total tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack and one forced fumble. He was suspended for six games in November 2020 after violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

He was a member of the Indianapolis Colts and Carolina Panthers in 2021, but did not dress for any regular season games.

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