According to NOLA.com’s Josh Katzenstein, the New Orleans Saints are bringing back cornerback Sterling Moore on a one-year deal. The report was also confirmed by The Advocate’s Nick Underhill on Tuesday afternoon, and a tweet from Moore’s personal Twitter and from his agent would also indicate it’s happening.
The Saints agreed to a one-year deal with Sterling Moore today. Last year's top cornerback will be back for 2017.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) March 21, 2017
Towards the end of February, Moore went on SiriusXM NFL Radio and expressed a desire to return to the Saints, but wanted to test the free agent market. A mutual interest between the two sides was reportedly there, and it only made sense to bring back the veteran corner.
Moore joined the Saints during the first week of the 2016 regular season and filled in admirably with big injuries in the secondary. Moore ended up playing 13 games for Dennis Allen’s defense while totaling 44 tackles, two interceptions, and 13 passes defended.
Having just turned 27 in February, Moore gives the secondary a nice boost in returning. With the Malcolm Butler saga still ongoing, it still is a smart move by the Saints.