"Moving closer" has turned into "done."
Moore visited NRG Park yesterday, and the team clearly didn't want to let him leave town without the sides reaching an agreement.
In analyzing the difficulty Denver would have during free agency this year, Kurt Furbush of Pro Football Focus wrote:
On the backend of the defense, Rahim Moore provided quality and quantity coverage, leading the league in coverage snaps (688) and Cover Snaps Per Target (31.1) and ranking third in Yards Per Cover Snap (0.27) and Cover Snaps Per Reception (40.5) among safeties with 500 or more coverage snaps.
Infamous AFC Championship Game blunder aside, Moore has a reputation as a solid centerfielder in the secondary. He should immediately step in as the starter at free safety, which could mean Kendrick Lewis departs as a free agent. Although Lewis did play well (surprisingly well, if you ask Chiefs fans) last year, I don't think there's much doubt that Rahim Moore constitutes an upgrade at the position. Oh, and Moore just turned 25 years old.
Fun BRB factoid: We drafted Rahim Moore in the second round of the 2011 SB Nation Mock Draft. Nice to see the organization got on the same wavelength as us five years and one Ed Reed later.
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UPDATE: The terms of Rahim Moore's new contract with the Texans, per John McClain:
FS Rahim Moore agrees to 3 year deal for $12 million with Texans.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 12, 2015
That is much less money than I thought it would be. Impressive.