Moore Activated

Posted Nov 2, 2002

The Bears elevated safety Damon Moore to the active roster Friday. Moore, who originally signed a three-year contract April 4, has been rehabbing his left anterior cruciate ligament since injuring the knee in the NFC Championship game last season.

"I'll be delighted to be out there and get a chance to play, one, just to come back from injury, and two, it will be special to have a chance to play against my old team," Moore said.

He was moved from the Reserve/Did Not Report list to the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list on Aug. 30, then to the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list Sept. 1 following a four-game suspension for a failed drug test. The 5-11, 215 pounder returned to practice Oct. 23.

Moore, a fourth-round draft pick (128th overall) by Philadelphia in 1999, started 19 games at strong safety for the Eagles in 2001 and led the team in takeaways with four fumble recoveries and two interceptions. He finished fifth on Philadelphia's defense with a career-high 105 tackles and recorded an interception off Bears quarterback Jim Miller in last season's Divisional Playoff game in Chicago. A week later Moore recorded six tackles against St in the NFC Championship game before leaving with the knee injury.

The three-year NFL veteran started every game for the Eagles in 2000 and 2001 and registered one start as a rookie (1999). He has played in 48 games (33 starts) in three seasons and posted 226 tackles (136 solo), one sack, five interceptions, three forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries.

Moore filled the roster spot created by the release of long-snapper Jody Littleton earlier in the week.

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