NFL Free Agency: Detroit Lions re-sign CJ Moore to 2-year deal

The Detroit Lions have brought a critical special team member back into the fold. According to a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Lions re-sign CJ Moore to two-year dealworth a total of $4.5 million with $3 million guaranteed.

Moore has been a leading special team member for the past four years in Detroit, playing at least 200 snaps on teams each season. Last year, Moore was dealing with an injury and was released with an injury settlement during cutbacks. After his injury settlement expired, he initially signed with the Houston Texans practice squad, but eventually told his agent he wanted to be back with the Lions.

“I was literally saying to my agent, ‘I want to come back to Detroit,’ because I know the kind of confidence we have in that locker room,” Moore said, later adding:

“Coach Dan (Campbell) and (General Manager) Brad (Holmes), they’re building something so special and it’s something I want to be a part of. That’s really what I came back for. You could feel it last year. We finished the season well and this season didn’t start very well, but we know it’s there and it shows.

Likewise, Moore has been testing the free agency market over the past week. Friday, he would have visited the New England Patriots, who recently signed former Lions special teams ace Chris Board. However, it looks like he wanted to return to Detroit and will be staying there for the foreseeable future.

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