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June 11, 2019 12:12 AM
Arthur Moats: Hangs up cleats
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moats announced his retirement Monday, via his personal Twitter.

Moats played nine seasons in the league for the Bills and Steelers, totaling 202 tackles (115 solo), 16.5 sacks and four forced fumbles across 121 games. He was also the Steelers' Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee in 2016 for his work in the community.

October 10, 2018 09:40 AM
Arthur Moats: Let go by Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Cardinals released Moats (knee) off injured reserve with an injury settlement Tuesday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Moats was placed on injured reserve with a sprained MCL in early September. The 30-year-old veteran has 228 tackles and 16.5 sacks in his career, and teams may have interest in him as a depth piece if his knee is fully recovered.

September 2, 2018 11:16 PM
Cardinals' Arthur Moats: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moats (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

With the timetable for Moats' injury expected to be just two to four weeks, Moats landing on injured reserve essentially means he won't be seeing any snaps for the Cardinals this season. He could ultimately be released from injured reserve and become a free agent.

August 27, 2018 04:48 PM
Cardinals' Arthur Moats: Nursing sprained MCL, out 2-4 weeks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moats has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL and is expected to miss 2-4 weeks, Josh Weinfuss of reports.

Moats is considerably buried on the depth chart so there's the possibility that Arizona will place the veteran pass rusher on injured reserve before the start of the season. Even if the Cardinals opt not to do so, Moats doesn't figure to get much time in 2018.

August 27, 2018 05:00 PM
Cardinals' Arthur Moats: Suffers knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moats injured his knee and will not return to Sunday's preseason game against the Cowboys.

The severity of Moats' injury has to be determined, though any sort of extended absence will likely hurt the linebacker's chances of making the 53-man roster in Arizona.

July 26, 2018 01:00 PM
Cardinals' Arthur Moats: Lands contract with Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moats agreed to a one-year contract with the Cardinals on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Moats appeared in all but two games for the Steelers over the past four seasons, but the linebacker moved into a strict depth role in 2018 after starting 25 games during his first three years in Pittsburgh. He'll likely continue to serve in a similar capacity in Arizona, thus keeping him off the IDP radar.

January 7, 2018 05:36 PM
Steelers' Arthur Moats: Records first tackle since week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moats, who recorded one tackle (solo) in the Week 17 win over the Browns, finished the 2017 season with eight tackles (six solo) in 14 games.

Moats failed to record a sack this season, the first time he has done so since joining the Steelers in 2014, and his eight tackles were his fewest in his eight-year career. An unrestricted free agent, Moats be looking for a new team next season, as the Steelers are deep at the linebacker position.

January 8, 2017 10:05 PM
Steelers' Arthur Moats: One tackle Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moats had one tackle in Pittsburgh's 30-12 wild-card win against Miami on Sunday.

Moats played in all 16 regular season games for the fourth consecutive season, finishing with 21 tackles (nine solo), including 3.5 sacks.

September 19, 2016 12:18 AM
Steelers' Arthur Moats: Records sack in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moats totaled three tackles (one solo), including a sack in Pittsburgh's 24-16 win over Cincinnati Sunday.

The Steelers' defense has held its first two opponents this season to 16 points each, despite recording just one sack and only a plus one turnover differential.

September 15, 2016 04:20 PM
Steelers' Arthur Moats: Plays 33 defensive snaps Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moats appeared in 57 percent of defensive snaps for the Steelers' during their Week 1 win over the Redskins on Monday.

Despite the high-volume of snaps, Moats was only able to generate a single tackle in the lopsided win. On an encouraging note, however, the chest injury that bothered Moats last season seems to be in the rearview mirror.

January 17, 2016 09:38 PM
Steelers' Arthur Moats: Leaves with injured chest on Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moats (chest) was forced from action before halftime against Denver on Sunday.

Moats collected 35 tackles (24 solo), including four sacks in 2015. He also added two fumble recoveries. After recording only five sacks over four seasons in Buffalo, Moats finally seems to have discovered his pass rushing skills, totaling eight sacks in just two seasons with the Steelers. Although he may not do enough defensively to warrant consideration in IDP leagues, Moats is an integral part of a Pittsburgh defensive unit that held opponents to under 20 points per game, and finished third in the league with 48 sacks.

January 4, 2016 12:06 AM
Steelers' Arthur Moats: Records sack and fumble recovery in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moats collected six tackles (all solo), including a sack and a fumble recovery in Pittsburgh's win over Cleveland on Sunday.

Moats sacked Austin Davis in the second quarter for his fourth sack of 2015, matching a single-season career high (2014). He also recovered a fumble forced by Lawrence Timmons in the fourth quarter, his second defensive fumble recovery this season, a new single-season career high, and the fourth of his NFL career.

June 1, 2015 03:43 PM
OLB Arthur Moats says he's re-signing with Steelers
by Larry Hartstein |

Free agent outside linebacker Arthur Moats tweeted that he'll re-sign with the Steelers, reports Pro Football Talk. Moats, 26, recorded four sacks, two forced fumbles and 23 tackles while playing in every game last season.

The Steelers announced it's a three-year deal.

June 1, 2015 03:56 PM
Linebacker Arthur Moats hopes to remain with the Steelers
by Brandon Wise |

Steelers linebacker Arthur Moats is hopeful to remain with the team this offseason after signing a one-year deal with Pittsburgh last year, according to the team's website.

"I love this organization," said Moats. "Even though I was only here for one year, from top to bottom it’s been a great experience." 

Moats totaled 23 tackles  with four sacks and two forced fumbles in all 16 games last year.

"I would love to get something done sooner rather than later here. I love it here, my family loves it here."

June 2, 2015 05:25 AM
Troy Polamalu, Ryan Shazier among injured Steelers out Week 11
by Igor Mello |

The Steelers unveiled its final injury report for Monday night's game against the Titans in Week 11. Steve McLendon (shoulder), Troy Polamalu (knee), Ryan Shazier (ankle), Ivan Taylor (forearm), Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) were all ruled out by Pittsburgh.

Meanwhile, Cortez Allen (thumb), Brett Keisel (not injury related), Arthur Moats (not injury related), Ross Ventrone (hamstring) were labeled probable for the game.

June 2, 2015 05:28 AM
Five Steelers miss practice
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

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June 2, 2015 06:32 AM
Steelers DST scores in Week 3 rout
by Larry Hartstein |

The Steelers DST enjoyed itself Sunday night in Carolina, producing three sacks, two turnovers and a touchdown in a 37-19 win.

The biggest play came early in the fourth quarter when the Panthers' Philly Brown fumbled on a punt return and safety Robert Golden recovered in the end zone. It was one of two fumble recoveries for Pittsburgh, which got a sack-fumble from outside linebacker Jarvis Jones.

Linebacker Arthur Moats and nose tackle Steve McLendon also sacked Cam Newton. Pittsburgh allowed just 42 rushing yards in what was easily its top defensive performance this year.

The Steelers DST has a chance to dominate again Week 4 against the lowly Buccaneers.

June 1, 2015 09:50 PM
Steelers signing Arthur Moats
by Larry Hartstein |

The Steelers and free agent linebacker Arthur Moats agreed to terms on a one-year deal, reports Pro Football Talk. Moats made 54 tackles for the Bills last year.

June 1, 2015 09:52 PM
Steelers to host Arthur Moats
by Larry Hartstein |

In need of an inside linebacker, the Steelers will host free agent Arthur Moats on Monday, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. Moats, 26, played in every game for the Bills last season, making 54 tackles.

June 2, 2015 10:18 AM
Moats ends up on IR
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

The Bills placed linebacker Arthur Moats (ankle) on injured reserve Tuesday.


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