Although he hasn't played a regular season game in two years, the Broncos were willing to take the gamble, agreeing to terms with Arizona Cardinal free agent Rob Moore on a one-year contract worth $775,000, including a $25,000 signing bonus.
Minimizing the gamble is a recently adopted rule that provides a salary break for teams that sign a longtime veteran to a minimum-salary contract. The end result counts only $450,000 against the salary cap, giving the cash-strapped Broncos a bit more breathing room in the free agent market.
Moore, long considered one of the league's finest receivers, has been plagued by injuries over the past two seasons, suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament during the 2000 preseason, followed by continual hamstring problems. The former number one pick of the New York Jets finished out the 2001 season on the injured reserve.
Should Moore be able to regain the form he displayed for the Arizona Cardinals, Denver has struck gold, acquiring a viable third receiver who, despite his limited playing time, continues to rank among the top 20 pass catchers in NFL history.
Voice your opinion on our Broncos
Broncos sign Rob Moore
Mile High Huddle Top Stories
Broncos 2017 7-Round Mock DraftMile High Huddle Draft Analyst Nick Kendell reveals his first 7-round mock draft for the 2017 Broncos.
Mile High HuddleYesterday at 1:05 PM
How Elway Is Still Writing Denver's HistoryJohn Elway has a remarkable football resume. But could the next two years could cement his legacy as a front office closer and decision maker?
Mile High HuddleYesterday at 3:53 AM
Get SI Subscription With Premium MembershipToday Mile High Huddle has another exciting announcement for Broncos fans!
Mile High HuddleYesterday at 1:46 AM
5 Reasons You Should Go Premium TodayMile High Huddle readers can benefit by signing up for a premium membership in many ways. We talk about the top-5 ways here.
Mile High HuddleYesterday at 1:09 AM