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Former Houston Texans S Moore
Former Houston Texans S Rahim Moore (Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images) /

Hoping Rahim Moore would lockdown the safety position

The Houston Texans needed help in the secondary entering the 2015 season. The year prior, Bill O’Brien‘s first season as head coach, the team relied on the trio of D.J. Swearinger, Kendrick Lewis, and Danieal Manning to patrol the backend of the defense.

Between the end of the 2014 season and the beginning of the 2015 season, all three of those guys left the organization one way or another and the team needed new blood. The team added Quintin Demps and Rahim Moore in free agency while also shifting Andre Hal, a former cornerback, to safety.

Moore was supposed to be the creme de la creme of that group for the Texans. He was a young, hotshot safety from the Broncos who looked like he had a promising career ahead of him. Unfortunately, we were able to see a sign of things to come in the preseason when a former rugby player, Jarryd Hayne, who had never stepped foot on the gridiron before made him look like a child in the open field.

It was shrugged off, of course, because it was just the preseason. Crazy things happen in the preseason that never come to fruition until the regular season. But, this wasn’t one of those things. This was something that was going to carry into the regular season and be bad news for his new team.

Moore was not very good in a Houston Texans uniform in spite of having two takeaways. He missed far too many tackles and just seemed disinterested after inking his first big contract. After a 2-5 start as a team, he was benched and was inactive the rest of the season before getting cut in the offseason. He never stepped foot on an NFL field again.