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Colts Trade For Former Raiders Linebacker Sio Moore

Intro: The Colts made a trade on Friday night, acquiring 2013 All-Rookie linebacker Sio Moore from the Oakland Raiders. What are the Colts getting in Moore?


INDIANAPOLIS –Before the mayhem of roster cuts on Saturday, Ryan Grigson orchestrated a move to add another player known for his ability to stop the run.

On Friday night, the Colts traded a 2016 sixth-round pick for former Raiders linebacker Sio Moore.

Drafted in the third-round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Moore started 22 games in his two seasons with the Raiders.

With a new coaching staff in Oakland this season, the Raiders went out and brought in former Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith in free agency, making Moore expendable.

At 6-1 and 240 pounds, Moore appears to have some flexibility to play either linebacker spot within the Colts 3-4 defense.

Moore had hip surgery in February, but is healthy after playing this preseason.

In 26 career games played, Moore has produced 140 tackles and 7.5 sacks. Moore was an All-Rookie selection following the 2013 season.

"The thing that jumps out about Sio is the explosion and energy he plays with in space," Grigson said of Moore. "He is a very versatile linebacker that has made lots of plays inside or outside of the tackle box in his career.

"An added bonus is his ability off the edge as evidenced by his 7.5 sacks in two seasons. We expect him to come in here and work to be great in any role that is asked of him by Chuck and his staff to help us win football games."

Indy! You gotta a guy in me! Let's Do Great Things this Year!

— Sio Moore (@MrOakTown55) September 5, 2015

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