According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer, the Cleveland Browns are signing free agent safety Rahim Moore to a 1-year deal.
Former #Texans safety Rahim Moore has signed a 1-year deal with the #Browns, source says— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) March 16, 2016
Moore was a second-round draft pick by the Denver Broncos in 2011. From 2011-2014, he was mostly a full-time starter for the Broncos. When his rookie contract expired in 2015, Moore agreed to a 3-year, $12 million deal with the Houston Texans. After starting the first six games of the season, though, he was so bad that he was benched and did not return to the field.
Rahim Moore, now with Browns, was cut by Texans one year into three-year, $12 million deal, struggled with tackling, pursuit, assignments— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 16, 2016
Because the Texans cut Moore, the Browns don't risk losing any compensatory picks in 2017 by signing him. It should be expected that he can compete for the starting free safety job with Jordan Poyer to see who will replace the departed Tashaun Gipson. Moore isn't very good at defending the run, but has had some decent seasons in coverage; maybe Ray Horton can get him back on track. Why would Moore want to come to Cleveland? He has to know that we have a starting safety spot open, and if he redeems himself on a 1-year deal, a bigger payday could be in store for 2017.