Former Steelers RB Mewelde Moore Signs With Indianapolis Colts

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Mewelde Moore is no longer unemployed as Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay announced a short time ago on Twitter that the Colts had signed the free agent running back.

Moore, who will turn 30 next month, will now be reunited with former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians in Indianapolis. Moore spent four seasons in Pittsburgh after being signed as an unrestricted free agent in 2008. He was originally drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft.

Moore missed four games due to injury last season with the Steelers, who chose not to re-sign him after his contract expired. In his four seasons with the Steelers, Moore was primarily used as a third down and change of pace back where he rushed for 962 yards on 230 attempts. He also chipped in another 98 receptions for 782 yards receiving and had nine total touchdowns.

Moore now makes the third Steelers player that was on the 53 man roster last year to sign elsewhere this offseason, as cornerback William Gay signed with the Arizona Cardinals and tackle Jamon Meredith signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The one-year deal for Moore is expected to be worth $825,000 with a reduced cap hit of $540,000.

  • Jprankster2005

    Glad to see that the steelers won’t bring him back and I say that in a good way……. Because we have young guys like Dwyer Batch that have alot to show…… I see Batch,Dwyer,Redman and Rainey as the RB’s…… Love the youth…… I think Batch is going to be something great and if he has the year I think he will, Everyone won’t care if Mendenhall is back next yr. or not..

  • Kingmagyar

    Rejoice!!! Rejoice!! Never again on a crucial 3rd down will we be subjected to the slowest outside runner in the history of the game.

  • Mmlspl

    Dave, do you think that this signing will result in a compensatory 7th round pick in next year’s draft for the steelers.

  • SteelersDepot

    Believe it could if he makes their 53 man roster.

  • Wdmason

    Now we have “camp phenom” Baron Batch. I can clearly understand why we no longer need a proven veteran 3rd down back for crucial situations.

  • Woodleykills56

    Classy guy. Was clutch when he was called apon. Glad he was a Steeler, but glad to see the Steelers going with youth.

  • Mike C.

    Agreed. My nickname for him was “D.K.”–Drive Killer.

  • Maverickchef311

    Arians was the true drive killer!

  • Ahmad

    Congrats to Memo. You know there’s no “I” in Mewelde but there’s a “Me” in there. Just something to think about.

  • Ryan Watson

    he was a good signing with us, had a good 2008 year.


  • Clintmartin

    He would have been cut last year if Batch didn’t injure his knee.Speed and young legs kill on third down also being a great blocker.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Moore was a solid back for us…very dependable and did what we asked of him…wish him the best!

  • Jprankster2005

    He’s getting older, And the young guys have earned there shot, So why not go with a young guy at a cheaper price that has more to offer…… I’m sure if he went unsigned and the steelers needed him they would of resigned him…..