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September 6, 2020 10:36 PM
Matt Moore: Latches on with Kansas City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore agreed to join the Chiefs' practice squad Sunday.

Moore was released by Kansas City after he failed to beat out Chad Henne for the backup job. Moore performed admirably when Patrick Mahomes was injured, completing 65.6 percent of his passes for 659 yards and four touchdowns over three games. He'll likely be an injury away from an elevation to the 53-man roster around the league.

September 6, 2020 09:44 PM
Matt Moore: Released by Kansas City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Chiefs released Moore on Saturday, reports.

Chad Henne won the backup QB job in Kansas City, so Moore's future is uncertain. The 36-year-old quarterback was pivotal in keeping the Chiefs afloat last season after Patrick Mahomes suffered a dislocated kneecap, completing 65.6 percent of his passes for 659 yards and four touchdowns over three games with Mahomes on the sidelines. He's a formidable backup at this point, so he could have options in free agency.

August 16, 2020 01:32 PM
Chiefs' Matt Moore: Doesn't win backup role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore is expected to begin the 2020 season as the Chiefs' No. 3 quarterback, Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star reports.

Moore arrived in Kansas City late last preseason when nominal backup Chad Henne suffered a severe ankle injury. After Patrick Mahomes sustained a dislocated kneecap Week 7, Moore directed the offense for most of that game and two others, completing 65.6 percent of his passes for 659 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. With Henne back to health, coach Andy Reid named him the No. 2 QB on Sunday, leaving Moore or potentially Jordan Ta'amu as the third option on the depth chart in the coming campaign.

July 10, 2020 02:12 PM
Chiefs' Matt Moore: Staying with KC
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore is signing a one-year contract with the Chiefs, Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports.

Moore kept the Chiefs afloat when Patrick Mahomes missed two and a half games in the middle of last season, completing 65.6 percent of his passes for 7.3 YPA while tossing four touchdowns and no interceptions. The Chiefs also re-signed Chad Henne, who suffered an ankle fracture last August but could now retake the backup job in 2020. The two veterans figure to duke it out in training camp.

February 20, 2020 12:48 PM
Chiefs' Matt Moore: Solid as backup in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore completed 59 of 91 pass attempts for 659 yards and four touchdowns in six appearances -- including two starts -- in the 2019 regular season. He didn't play a snap during the postseason.

Moore led Kansas City's offense on three occasions while Patrick Mahomes was sidelined with a dislocated kneecap, and he did enough to carve out two wins during that span while logging a 4:0 TD:INT ratio. Given his success when called upon as a backup last season, the Chiefs may be inclined to pursue another contract to keep the 35-year-old signal-caller around for 2020.

February 2, 2020 05:28 PM
Chiefs' Matt Moore: Ready for Super Bowl LIV
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore (illness) is active for Sunday's Super Bowl against San Francisco, Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.

Moore sat out the NFC Championship Game against Tennessee due to an illness, but he won't face any restrictions for Sunday's Super Bowl. The veteran signal-caller is set to serve as the No. 2 option behind Patrick Mahomes for Kansas City.

January 23, 2020 09:16 AM
Chiefs' Matt Moore: Not on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore (illness) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.

Moore was inactive for the Chiefs' AFC championship win over the Titans on Sunday, but he'll be good to go for next week's Super Bowl 54 matchup with the 49ers. The 35-year-old signal-caller will serve as Patrick Mahomes' backup.

January 19, 2020 01:48 PM
Chiefs' Matt Moore: Inactive Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore (illness) is officially inactive for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Titans, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Moore put in a limited practice Friday and received the questionable tag, but he won't be suiting up for Sunday's game. Chad Henne will serve as the backup option for Patrick Mahomes in his absence.

January 17, 2020 04:48 PM
Chiefs' Matt Moore: Questionable to face Titans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore (illness) is officially questionable for the AFC Championship Game against Tennessee on Sunday.

Moore managed to log a limited practice Friday after beginning the week with back-to-back DNPs. He appears to have a good shot at suiting up Sunday, but in the event that Moore were to miss any time, Chad Henne would serve as the backup to Patrick Mahomes.

November 8, 2019 03:28 PM
Chiefs' Matt Moore: Headed back to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Patrick Mahomes is in line to return from a knee injury and replace Moore as the starting quarterback for Sunday's game in Tennessee, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Coach Andy Reid mentioned the possibility of a late setback changing the plan, but it sounds like Mahomes will be fine to play after he was a full practice participant all week. Moore did nice work as the starter the past two weeks, completing 69 percent of passes for 7.6 yards per attempt, with three touchdowns and no interceptions.

November 3, 2019 06:32 PM
Chiefs' Matt Moore: Leads team to key win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore completed 25 of 35 passes for 275 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in the Chiefs' 26-23 win over the Vikings on Sunday. He also committed two fumbles but lost neither, recovering one himself.

For the second straight game against an NFC North opponent, Moore excelled in place of Patrick Mahomes (knee) and gave his team a chance to win. Unlike Week 8 against the Packers, his efforts were rewarded with a win Sunday, as Moore helped lead two short late fourth-quarter drives to bring Kansas City back from a 23-20 deficit and ultimately secure a much-needed home victory. Moore continued to demonstrate good command of the offense by hitting seven different pass catchers on the afternoon, and if Mahomes indeed returns as expected Week 10, he'll have done a standout job in keeping the team afloat during the star quarterback's two-game-plus absence.

November 3, 2019 11:40 AM
Chiefs' Matt Moore: Another start on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore is slated to start Sunday's game against the Vikings, with fellow quarterback Patrick Mahomes (knee) having been made inactive for the contest, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Mahomes has progressed to the point where it looks like he has a realistic chance to return to action as soon as Week 10 against the Titans, but Moore will draw another start Sunday against a 6-2 Vikings team that has won four straight. It's not an ideal matchup for Moore, but he's a Week 9 lineup option for those who roster Mahomes as well as those who need a bye-week QB plug in, with four teams off this week. Additionally, the veteran signal caller is a lower-cost DFS option for those looking for save budget for other positions.

November 2, 2019 02:00 PM
Chiefs' Matt Moore: Likely set for another start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore is in line to start Sunday's game against the Vikings with fellow quarterback Patrick Mahomes (knee) not expected to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Mahomes is expected to work out on the field prior to Sunday's 1 p.m. EST kickoff, but the Chiefs aren't optimistic that the 2018 MVP will be able to play, activating Chad Henne (ankle) from injured reserve as a result. In the inevitable event Mahomes is ruled out, Henne would back up Moore, who was excellent in last week's start against the Packers, throwing for 267 yards and two touchdowns while completing 67 percent of his passes.

November 1, 2019 06:20 PM
Chiefs' Matt Moore: Uncertain for another start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore's role for Week 9 against Minnesota is up in the air, with fellow quarterback Patrick Mahomes (knee) listed as questionable on the injury report and considered a game-time decision, Adam Teicher of reports.

A 1 p.m. ET Sunday kickoff is good news for fantasy managers, as the Chiefs likely will place Mahomes on the inactive list 90 minutes before kickoff if they don't think he's ready to start. Moore filled in capably last week against Green Bay, completing 24 of 36 passes for 267 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He'll face another solid defense if he gets the start this weekend.

October 28, 2019 02:12 AM
Chiefs' Matt Moore: Performs well in losing effort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore completed 24 of 36 pass attempts for 267 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Packers.

Moore filled in for the injured Patrick Mahomes (knee), and the veteran backup kept the Chiefs' offense humming and barely skipping a beat. The 35-year-old's play is even more impressive when you consider the difficulty of opponent and the fact that he hasn't started a game since 2017. Mahomes' status for Week 9's matchup with the Vikings is currently unknown, but it would be tough to gamble on Moore posting favorable numbers if he is asked to make another start against a Minnesota defense that has been even tougher against the pass than Green Bay this season.

October 25, 2019 06:08 PM
Chiefs' Matt Moore: Starting Sunday, as expected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore will start in place of Patrick Mahomes (kneecap) on Sunday night against the Packers, Adam Teicher of reports.

Moore came on in relief of Mahomes last Thursday at Denver when the 24-year-old dislocated his right kneecap on a quarterback sneak in the second quarter. The vast majority of Moore's production came on a 57-yard touchdown connection with Tyreek Hill, as he finished with 117 yards on 10-for-19 passing. As the Chiefs took the field this week, Mahomes looked surprisingly spry and even practiced in a limited capacity, but ultimately the team kept his expected multi-week recovery in mind and ruled him out Friday. Moore will have all of the Chiefs' primary weapons at his disposal with the return of Sammy Watkins (hamstring) as he looks to take advantage of Green Bay's 21st-ranked pass defense (252.1 yards per game).

October 18, 2019 04:08 PM
Chiefs' Matt Moore: Next man up at QB
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore is the leading candidate to start Week 8 against the Packers, with Patrick Mahomes (kneecap) likely facing a multi-game absence, Adam Teicher of reports.

Moore was pressed into relief in Thursday's 30-6 win over the Broncos after the reigning MVP dislocated his right kneecap early in the second quarter and didn't return. Despite having not logged any extended regular-season action since 2017, Moore proved capable in his initial work as a replacement for Mahomes, completing 10 of 19 attempts for 117 yards and a touchdown. With Mahomes likely to miss around three weeks of action in a best-case scenario, the Chiefs could promote undrafted rookie Kyle Shurmur from the practice squad and/or add another quarterback to the roster via free agency or trade, but Moore should get the first crack at filling in as the team's starting quarterback. While Moore is directing the offense, expect coach Andy Reid to rely more heavily on the ground game than he has in previous weeks.

October 17, 2019 11:40 PM
Chiefs' Matt Moore: Solid in emergency duty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore entered the Chiefs' 30-6 win over the Broncos on Thursday at the 10-minute mark of the second quarter in relief of Patrick Mahomes (knee) and completed 10 of 19 passes for 117 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. He also lost a yard on his sole rush.

Moore is on the roster precisely for scenarios such as the one that unfolded Thursday, and the veteran's experience paid off nicely. Moore remained free of turnovers and ultimately threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill in the latter part of the fourth quarter to help seal the road win for the Chiefs. Moore likely knocked off plenty of rust with Thursday's performance after having come into the night with just one pass attempt since the 2017 season, and he brings a proven history of being able to keep an offense afloat for multiple games if called upon. Mahomes has already been diagnosed with a dislocated kneecap according to James Palmer of NFL Network, and more clarity should be gained on how long his recovery timeline might be after an MRI on Friday.

August 26, 2019 01:56 PM
Chiefs' Matt Moore: Lands backup job in Kansas City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Chiefs will sign Moore, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

With Chad Henne having suffered a fractured ankle that will sideline him indefinitely, the Chiefs acted quickly by adding Moore to back up Patrick Mahomes. Moore won't see any regular-season action unless Mahomes suffers an injury, or there's garbage-time snaps to be had at some point, but he's a clear upgrade over both Chase Litton and Kyle Shurmur.

January 23, 2018 09:40 PM
Dolphins' Matt Moore: Headed for free agency
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore is slated to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, the Miami Herald reports.

The report suggests that Moore is inclined to explore other options in order to see if he could be a better fit with another franchise. The veteran quarterback, who has been with the Dolphins since 2011, is said to have been disappointed with the team's decision to replace injured starter Ryan Tannehill with Jay Cutler, rather than hand the offense over to Moore. It's still possible that Moore -- who turns 34 in August -- re-signs with Miami, but it wouldn't surprise us if the team elects to draft a young signal-caller to develop behind Tannehill, who is currently under contract through the 2020 season.

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