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.