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Dolphins claim troubled DE Damontre Moore off waivers

Damontre Moore developed something of a colorful reputation during his two seasons with the New York Giants.

He was fined multiple times for breaking multiple team rules, according to multiple reports. He recently got into a yelling match with both coach Tom Coughlin and general manager Jerry Reese, per a FoxSports report.

And he got into something of an altercation with teammate Cullen Jenkins over a pair of Beats headphones.

Welcome to the Miami Dolphins, Damontre Moore!

The Dolphins claimed Moore off waivers from the New York Giants today. He was on waivers because the G-Men were apparently tired of Moore's antics. He cannot play tonight because the transaction happened on a game day.

But the Dolphins are excited about the opportunity to add a former 2013 second-round pick.

First, he does have talent. Moore collected 8.5 sacks in 42 career games.

Secondly, the Dolphins have a need at defensive end that will be an issue beyond this season. Cameron Wake is going to be coming back from surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon and Olivier Vernon is unsigned for 2016.

Thirdly, Dolphins defensive line coach Terrell Williams coached and is familiar with Moore from their days at Texas A&M  in 2010-11.

This is a low-risk acquisition. Moore reverts to his troubled ways, he's out. But maybe he can be managed. And maybe he can produce. That would be good for the team.

 

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