NFL Rumors: William Moore leaving Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots interested?

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The Atlanta Falcons need a safety with the injury to Keanu Neal, who will be out for about a month. Despite being short-handed at the position, the Falcons are reportedly not keen in getting back William Moore, who is a free agent this offseason.

Moore, who has been part of the Atlanta team since 2009, is not welcomed back to Atlanta according to NFL rumors but the veteran safety is still preparing to play for the 2016 NFL season.

“I just stay ready. This is my first time going through this process. Everything happens for a reason, but nothing has changed for me. My health is great. I haven’t had absolutely any issues working out and staying in shape,” Moore stated to

“You look at my past injuries, it’s ankles and stuff that heal up. I’m blessed that I’ve never had any serious issues like blown knees.”

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Moore, 31, was selected in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He started 72 games and had 277 tackles, 16 interceptions and 11 forced fumbles.

According to Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, the team is not interested in re-signing Moore. This is a bit of a surprise with Neal out to injury and backup Kemal Ishmael also suffering from a shoulder injury. The team signed veteran Sergio Brown earlier this week.

Last May, the New England Patriots had Moore in a workout. With about two weeks away from the NFL regular season, Moore has still no NFL team.

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