Steelers Sign Free Agent Running Back Mewelde Moore

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Steelers Sign Free Agent Running Back Mewelde Moore

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PITTSBURGH —The Steelers signed free agent running back Mewelde Moore to a three-year contract, the team announced today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Moore (5-11, 209) spent the first four seasons of his career with the Minnesota Vikings after the team drafted him in the fourth round (119th overall) in the 2004 NFL Draft out of Tulane. He has played in 54 career games, including 11 starts, as both a running back and kickoff and punt returner.

For his career, Moore has 1,285 rushing yards on 264 attempts (4.9 avg.) with one rushing touchdown. He also has 116 receptions for 1,093 yards (9.4 avg.) with three touchdowns. As a returner, Moore has returned 74 punts for 768 yards (10.4 avg.) with two touchdowns and 26 kickoffs for 503 yards (19.3 avg.).

Moore enjoyed his best season as a Viking in 2005 as he rushed 155 times for 662 yards (4.3 avg.) with one touchdown. He also caught 37 passes for 339 yards (9.2 avg.) with two touchdowns that same year while returning a punt 71 yards for a touchdown.

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