Giants waive unexpectedly defensive end Damontre Moore

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have waived talented but frustrating defensive end Damontre Moore.

General manager Jerry Reese announced the move Friday, saying it was in the best interest of both parties.

Moore was in his third season with the team and had played in 11 of the Giants' 12 games. He was inactive against Dallas on Oct. 25 after coach Tom Coughlin benched him for a late hit on a quarterback against Philadelphia the prior week.

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Moore had 17 tackles, three sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and five special teams tackles this season. He had a season-high five tackles (three solo) plus a special teams tackle last week vs. the Jets. His other big game was a two-sack performance with a forced fumble in a victory over San Francisco on Oct. 11.

A third-round draft pick out of Texas A&M in 2013, Moore was considered an outstanding athlete who the Giants had hoped would develop into a dynamic pass-rushing end. He never seemed to take the next step and he ran afoul of the coaching staff with several silly penalties.

In three seasons, Moore played in 42 games and had 47 tackles, 8 1/2 sacks and 21 special teams tackles.

The Giants did not immediately announce a replacement for Moore on their roster. They return to action Monday night in Miami.



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