The Detroit Lions are bringing back one of their most important special teamers in CJ Moore.
The Detroit Lions have brought a critical special teamer back into the fold. According to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Lions re-sign CJ Moore to two-year dealvalued at $4.5 million total with $3 million guaranteed.
Moore has been a core special teamer for the last four years in Detroit, playing at least 200 snaps on the team in each season. Last year, Moore dealt with an injury and was released on a cut injury plan. After his injury waiver expired, he initially signed with the Houston Texans’ practice squad, but he eventually told his agent he wanted to be back with the Lions.
“I literally told my agent, ‘I want to go back to Detroit,’ because I know the kind of trust we have in this locker room,” Moore said, later adding:
“Coach Dan (Campbell) and (general manager) Brad (Holmes), they’re building something so special and it’s something I want to be a part of. That’s really why I came back. You could tell last year . We finished the season well and this season didn’t start so well, but we’ve known it’s been here and it shows.”
Similarly, Moore tested the free agency market over the past week. On Friday, reportedly he visited The New England Patriots, who recently signed former Lions special teams ace Chris Board. However, it seems he wanted to return to Detroit again and will be here for the foreseeable future.
Celebrate Moore’s return with this collection of special team trick plays.
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