According to NFL Insider Adam Caplan, the Baltimore Ravens are re-signing wide receiver, Chris Moore. At the time this article was written, the financials and length of the deal have not been reported.
UPDATE: Ravens confirm it’s a one year deal.
#Ravens are re-signing former 4th-round pick WR Chris Moore.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 24, 2020
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) March 24, 2020
Baltimore drafted Chris Moore, the former Cincinnati Bearcat, in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Moore’s impact as a receiver was minimal, but Moore provided an immediate impact on special teams. In 2016 he scored a touchdown on a blocked punt against the Steelers, and a botched punt against the Jets.
Chris Moore’s initial contributions to the Ravens have consistently remained since then, but Moore has not stepped into a bigger role despite high expectations. Moore flashed in 2017 with a career-high 248 receiving yards and three touchdowns. It was his “time to shine” in 2018, but Moore failed to expand his role in the offense. 2018 was another year of mediocrity. He caught 19 passes for 196 yards and a touchdown but increased his catch percentage from 47.4% to 76.0%. In 2019, Moore was expected to be even better and reports suggested that the Ravens were going to expand his role in the offense. The hype train was beginning to grow, but as it turns out, Chris Moore was again unable to seize a larger role.
Moore’s value on special teams, though, justifies a new contract. Moore has filled in as both gunner and kick returner for the Ravens since joining the team in 2016. Moore has nine solo tackles and four assists in his career as a Raven. He may never be able to become a feature receiver on the roster, but Moore could occupy a role similar to Anthony Levine, the defensive back and linebacker that also contributes to special teams.
Moore is just one of many Ravens to re-sign with the team this year. Since the start of free agency, the Baltimore Ravens have re-signed De’Anthony Thomas, Gus Edwards, Justin Ellis, Jihad Ward, Jimmy Smith, and Anthony Levine.
Chris Moore is also the only current Raven (that I know of) to block my @bmorefeather Twitter account. Why did he do it, you may ask? Because I published and tagged him in an article saying he was primed to have a great year in 2019. Does it make sense? Not at all. Jermaine Eluemunor is the only other Ravens player to block me, even though I never once tweeted at him, but he blocked basically everyone.