Moore a surprise in camp

One of the more surprising stories in the Denver Broncos' offseason minicamps was at strong-side linebacker, where former Dolphin Eddie Moore played most of the snaps with the first team.

Moore was out of football last year while he rehabilitated a knee injury. He said he thought he'd get another chance in the NFL, but he spent his off time going back to the University of Tennessee to finish his sociology degree.

The Broncos called and offered Moore a contract. After that, the Broncos released middle linebacker Al Wilson, moved D.J. Williams from the outside to the middle, and Moore was placed in the open spot.

He knew Broncos assistant head coach/defense Jim Bates from his days in Miami, so he was more advanced in the scheme.

"I had an up on a lot of the guys," Moore said.

Moore spent most of the time at outside linebacker, but shared some snaps with veteran Warrick Holdman. Louis Green, a special-teams standout for the Broncos, will also compete for the spot. Nate Webster was working at middle linebacker in the offseason camps, but he can also play the outside.

With so many options to play outside linebacker alongside Williams and opposite weak-side linebacker Ian Gold, Moore couldn't feel comfortable about his hold on the starting spot.

"We're all in competition," Moore said.



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