The NFL trade deadline came and went Tuesday without the Seahawks making a move, but they did make a change to their 53-man roster, signing defensive end Damontre Moore and waiving defensive end Malliciah Goodman.
Moore, 24, was a third-round pick by the New York Giants in the 2013 draft after being a consensus All-American at Texas A&M the previous year. In three seasons with the Giants, Moore appeared in 42 games, recording 70 tackles and 8.5 sacks, including 5.5 sacks in 2014. After being waived by the Giants in 2015, Moore appeared in three games with the Miami Dolphins, recording four tackles and one sack. The 6-foot-4, 260-pound Moore also spent time with the Raiders this year before being released during training camp.
Goodman, who spent the past three seasons in Atlanta, signed with Seattle last week and played 13 snaps in the loss at New Orleans. The Seahawks currently have a need for extra defensive line depth with Michael Bennett sidelined by a knee injury. Bennett, who missed last week's game, is scheduled to have knee surgery Wednesday and be out at least two-to-three weeks.
The Seahawks not making a trade isn't a big surprise. In-season trades are uncommon in the NFL compared to other professional sports, and while the Seahawks take pride in exploring every possible avenue to improve their roster, trades included, they have made only one in-season trade to add a player under Pete Carroll and John Schneider, the 2010 trade that brought Marshawn Lynch to Seattle from Buffalo. The Seahawks have traded away three players in-season under Carroll and Schneider, including Percy Harvin in 2014, and Aaron Curry and Deion Branch in 2011.
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