Seahawks DE Damontre Moore suspended 6 games for PED violation
Seahawks defensive end Damontre Moore has been suspended for six games by the NFL for a violation of the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.
The Seahawks made the announcement Monday afternoon.
Moore will be eligible to return from the suspension for Seattle’s Week 14 Monday night game against the New York Jets on Dec. 13.
STATEMENT BY AN NFL SPOKESPERSON:
Damontre Moore has been suspended six games without pay for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances. Moore will be eligible to return to the active roster on Mon., Dec. 14, following the team’s Week 14 game vs. the N.Y. Jets.
— Seahawks PR (@seahawksPR) November 2, 2020
The 28-year-old Moore has appeared in all seven games this season for Seattle, appearing on special teams in each contest and playing defensive snaps in all but the Week 7 loss to Arizona. He has eight combined tackles (five solo), a tackle for loss, one sack, six QB hits and a forced fumble.
The 6-foot-4, 260-pound Texas A&M product was a 2013 third-round pick of the New York Giants. He first played with Seattle in 2016 and returned to the team this season. In addition to his time in New York and with the Seahawks, he has also had stints with the Dolphins, Raiders, Cowboys and 49ers.
While the suspension is by no means a positive development for Seattle, it does at least provide a clearer path to adding one of several defensive linemen expected to return this week.
Two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Carlos Dunlap was acquired in a trade with the Bengals last week but due to coronavirus testing protocols but was not available for Sunday’s game against San Francisco. Defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison, also a former Pro Bowler, has been on Seattle’s practice squad since signing with the team in early October. And defensive end Rasheem Green, the Seahawks’ sacks leader in 2019, should be back from the injured reserve after healing from a stinger suffered in Week 1.