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Atlanta Falcons Release William Moore

William Moore will move on from the Atlanta Falcons after seven seasons.

William Moore's time with the Atlanta Falcons is over after seven seasons. 

The Falcons announced Monday they had released the safety Moore along with linebacker Justin Durant.

Moore, 30, was selected by the Falcons in the second round (No. 55 overall) in 2009 out of the University of Missouri. He was a product of Hayti (Mo.) High School. 

“We want to thank both of these guys for their commitment and work ethic,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said in a press release. “They battled through injuries to give everything they had for their teammates this season and I will always be appreciative of that.”

Moore started 72 of 76 games with the Falcons and earned a Pro Bowl selection in 2012. Moore recorded 481 tackles with 38 passes defensed, 16 interceptions, 10 forced fumbles, 3.5 sacks and three fumble recoveries.

The 6-foot, 221-pounder played in 11 games this season and recorded 51 tackles, four passes defensed, two interceptions and one forced fumble.

Moore was the third of three Mizzou players selected in the first two rounds of the 2009 NFL Draft. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin was picked 19th overall by the Philadelphia Eagles. Defensive tackle Ziggy Hood was the final pick of the first round, No. 32 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers

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