As originally reported by NJ.com’s Jordan Raanan, the Miami Dolphins have claimed defensive end Damontre Moore off of waivers. Moore made the news earlier this week after fighting a teammate for free Beats headphones, and was subsequently cut by the New York Giants after 42 games over three seasons with the team.
In addition to whatever secret-giving trickery the Dolphins are looking for from Moore, the low-cost move makes a lot of sense for the Dolphins. Miami has been playing without star lineman Cameron Wake, who went on Injured Reserve with a torn ACL after just seven games played. Even though the Dolphins made the largest single free agent investment of last offseason in signing Ndamukong Suh, the team ranks just 19th in the league in yards conceded per rushing attempt. Moore will not appear on the field in tonight’s game.
While the Giants’ defense ranks 12th in the league in yards given up per rushing attempt, New York will be one man down tonight while facing Lamar Miller. Among running backs who have received at least 100 carries this season (Miller has received 139), the Miami running back in sixth in the league in yards per attempt.
Entering their Monday night contest, the 5-7 Dolphins are all-but mathematically eliminated from the playoff race. The Giants, however, entered the week in a three-way tie for the NFC East division lead even though they, too, are 5-7.