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.
Moats (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.
With the timetable for Moats' injury expected to be just 2-to-4 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.
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.
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.
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.
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|13||12/2/18||@ GB||1:00 pm|
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|17||12/30/18||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
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