Dec 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants defensive end Damontre Moore (98) against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants Damontre Moore says shoulder is 95%, adding muscle


New York Giants second-year defensive end Damontre Moore is a hybrid pass rusher who was definitely a productive player in college at Texas A&M, but there were concerns regarding his physical tools. Moore looked decent in limited snaps last season, appearing in a total of 15 games with a 11 tackles, a broken up pass, and a forced fumble to his credit.

The Giants are looking forward to big things from the former third-round pick, and he could win the starting job opposite of Jason Pierre-Paul with Justin Tuck now playing for the Oakland Raiders. Moore will have to beat out former Denver Broncos solid run-stopping and pass-rushing DE Robert Ayers, but a big camp should push him over the top due to his youth and potential.

According to NJ.com’s Conor Orr, Moore is halfway from achieving his goal to put on an extra 15 pounds this offseason in order to help him have a big year, and he added that his shoulder is now at 95%. Moore had shoulder surgery in the middle of February, but he hasn’t been cleared for contact yet despite stating that his shoulder is getting closer. It would be a shock for him to miss any bit of training camp, and Moore is definitely someone to watch closely with all the hard work he’s put in this offseason, including in his recovery from a painful shoulder ailment.

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