Colts Sign Former Steelers Running Back Mewelde Moore
According to the Indianapolis Star, the Indianapolis Colts have signed former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Mewelde Moore. The free agent running back last played with the Minnesota Vikings before heading to Pittsburgh.
Following the signing, the Colts also announced that they have released quarterback David Legree. He was an undrafted free agent signed last month.
Moore has been known to be a solid backup and had his career year with the Steelers in the 2008-09 season when he started for a couple games. He played for the Steelers from 2008-11 and the Vikings from 2004-07. The 30-year-old will be entering his ninth season in the NFL.
Moore has rushed for 2,247 yards with six touchdowns, along with averaging 4.5 yards per carry. He also has 214 catches for 1,875 yards along with seven touchdowns on the receiving end.
Moore’s career-high in yards was in 2005 where he had 662 yards and a touchdown with the Vikings. He then had a similar season in 2008 where he piled up 588 yards and a career-high five touchdowns.
Moore will most-likely be the third-stringer behind Donald Brown and Delone Carter. However, I expect him to help sometimes in goal-line situations and have some carries in the season. Moore also has ties to the team’s coaching staff, with guys like Bruce Arians as the offensive coordinator. Arians worked with Moore when he was the OC at Pittsburgh.
Moore adds depth at the running back position, as the Colts look to do much better running the ball after struggling with it for the past few seasons.