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According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the Baltimore Ravens have signed Nick Moore, the former long snapper for the Tampa Bay Vipers XFL team. The move comes as somewhat of a surprise because the Baltimore Ravens already have a long snapper on the team in Morgan Cox. Cox is set to play for the Ravens throughout the 2020 NFL season, but the Ravens could cut the soon-to-be 34-year-old to save $1.1 million in cap space, but it seems very unlikely that the Ravens would do so. Baltimore could be trying to add competition to Cox or be looking for a long-term replacement assuming Cox retires after 2020. Most likely, though, the Ravens want to add another long snapper for camp practices, but Moore probably won’t be on the team after that point.

By adding Moore the Ravens are regaining something that they lost by trading Hayden Hurst: a former Major League Baseball player. Like Hurst, Moore played baseball. Hurst signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates while Moore signed with the Boston Red Sox. He played in the Minor Leagues for a couple of years before joining an SEC college football team. Moore played for the Georgia Bulldogs from 2015 to 2018. Originally recruited to play linebacker, he switched to fullback, and eventually to long snapper. He was part of the Georgia team that played for the NCAA National Championship but lost to Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide. He was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2019 but failed to make the roster. He later signed with the Tampa Bay Vipers in the XFL.

The details including the length of the deal and the financial side have yet to be reported. In the meantime, though, I found this nice video on Moore that I think you should watch. It gives a nice profile of the latest Raven to join the team.

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