The Atlanta Falcons announced on Saturday that they had agreed to a five-year contract with safety William Moore, who earned his first Pro Bowl berth this past season.
With the start of unrestricted free agency just around the corner, Moore was one of the most important players for the Falcons to re-sign. General manager Thomas Dimitroff had said eight days ago when the team cut three veterans to clear cap space that the priority was re-signing the teams own players.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting the deal is worth 6 million per year with 14 million guaranteed. Last year, the Falcons re-signed their other starting safety Thomas DeCoud to a five-year deal worth 17.5 million.
Like Moore, DeCoud also earned his first Pro Bowl berth this past season, as the Falcons advanced to the NFC Championship Game, losing to San Francisco.
The Falcons would probably have liked to sign Moore to a similar deal; however, Moore certainly had more leverage to negotiate his deal than ...