March 16, 2016 - Aaron Wilson
Browns sign Rahim Moore
Former Houston Texans starting free safety Rahim Moore has joined the Cleveland Browns on a new contract, according to an NFL source not authorized to speak publicly.
Moore was benched by the Texans after struggling mightily against the Miami Dolphins and was cut after the season one year into a three-year, $12 million contract.
Moore, 26, had 16 tackles and one interception with two more interceptions nullified due to penalties in seven games and six starts for the Texans.
His tackling, pursuit angles, coverage and biting on play-action fakes were his most glaring issues with the Texans, leading to his benching.
Moore was inactive for the remainder of the season.
Moore is a former Denver Broncos second-round draft pick from UCLA.
"It was mortifying, crying, all kinds of stuff, but that's because I love football a lot," Moore said upon being benched. "You want to be out there. It's shocking, it's never a good feeling. Sometimes, in life you just can't understand."
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Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.