Thursday, July 25, 2013

Brandon Moore not ready to call it quits yet


Brandon Moore entered free agency in March as one of the top offensive linemen available, but NFL training camps have kicked off this week, and Moore is still without a team.

ESPN contributor Adam Caplan reported early Thursday morning that the former New York Jets guard "is expected to retire" after testing the market to no avail.

However, Moore later disputed the report, texting ESPN New York the following: "I'm in shape (and) ready to go."

Moore's consecutive game streak sits at 137 contests and dates back to 2004. Pro Football Focus ranked the 33-year-old as the 78th best player in the entire NFL in 2012 and the fourth-best guard.

He visited the Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions early in free agency but ultimately left both meetings without a contract. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported in April that Moore was seeking "starter money," estimated as a salary of $3-4 million a year.

The Jets let Moore walk and signed the more cap-friendly Stephen Peterman while drafting Brian Waters. Gang Green also acquired veteran Willie Colon to man the other side of Nick Mangold in place of Matt Slauson.

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