The former UCLA standout insists that he didn't mean to hurt Jones, who wasn't injured seriously, and emphasized that it was a clean hit. >BR> "At the end of the day, I mean no harm to nobody. I don't want to hurt anybody," Moore told reporters. "I prayed for the dude afterward. Because I really didn't know what was going on. People were tapping my head. People were hitting me. I wasn't sure what was going on."
Broncos coach John Fox stuck up for Moore.
"Rahim's a rookie, so I'm not going to fault him," Fox said. "I don't think it was helmet to helmet, I'll have to go back and view it, but either way, they viewed it as a penalty."
The Broncos' coaches told Moore they approved of his work, but warned him to be careful about penalties.
"That's what they're looking for," Moore said. "They're looking for a guy who can come in and patrol the back end — and a lot of guys were excited. I'm trying to send a message that I can play and that I can help this team win.
"I don't want to hurt anybody to where it jeopardizes their season or their career. I know it's a tough sport, and that's what it's all about, but at the end of the day, we've got to look out for each other. I want the guy to be at least able to make it out of bed the next morning."
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