The Texans released Moore (hamstring) on Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Moore struggled to take the field during the preseason due to a hamstring issue and the team has decided to release him as a result of his unavailability. The veteran could land on another roster, but he's unlikely to make a huge statistical impact defensively in 2017.
Since he was selected in the third round of the 2017 draft, Moore has hopscotched through the league, logging time with four different organizations. Last year included the Colts, Chiefs and Cardinals, with whom he totaled 65 tackles (50 solo), two forced fumbles and one pass defended across eight games (seven starts). With Brian Cushing (undisclosed) and Benardrick McKinney embedded as the starting ILBs in Houston, Moore will likely be contained to special teams duty if he lands a gig by Week 1. However, Moore has shown the ability to rack up tackles when given the opportunity.
Moore has been a revelation since taking over for Deone Bucannon at dollar linebacker in Week 15, racking up 25 tackles (16 solo) and a pass defended over the past two games. If his ankle injury afflicts Moore at all, though, he may yield snaps to Zaviar Gooden at ILB.
Moore (ankle) is questionable to play in Sunday's game against the Rams.
Moore injured his ankle during Friday's practice. If he's ultimately ruled out, Zaviar Gooden projects to slide into the starting lineup.
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