Moore was released by the Texans on Friday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Moore had previously been a starter for the Texans, but he lost ground on the depth chart and got squeezed out of a roster spot. The Texans signed free agent Tyrann Mathieu and drafted Justin Reid before also moving Kareem Jackson from cornerback to safety, with the flurry of moves making Moore superfluous.
Moore landed on injured reserve in December with a Grade 2 MCL sprain and had yet to recover from the injury in late June. However, he appears fully healthy with training camp now underway. The 25-year-old should be competing for a role as a depth safety and special teams contributor, given the Texans' addition of Tyrann Mathieu in the offseason.
Moore (knee) remains in recovery from a Grade 2 MCL sprain, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Moore injured his knee last December, but the team has yet to state a timeline for his return to the field. There's a strong possibility he won't be a full-go for training camp in late July.
Moore appeared in 14 games and made three starts for the Texans last season, finishing with 27 tackles and a pass breakup. The reserve safety was shut down ahead of Week 17 with a Grade 2 MCL sprain, but should be back to full strength for the Texans' offseason program.
Moore was looking at a multi-week recovery timeline after suffering a Grade 2 MCL sprain in Monday's 34-6 loss to the Steelers, so the Texans decided to shut him down in order to open up a roster spot ahead of the regular-season finale against the Colts. The team signed quarterback Josh Johnson in a corresponding move to offer additional depth under center. Primarily a special-teams contributor for the Texans, Moore finishes his third NFL season with 27 tackles (20 solo) and one pass breakup across 14 games.
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