Hurdle Cleared For David Moore

July 24th, 2023

With Buccaneers veterans reporting for work tomorrow — first training camp practice on Wednesday — Joe feels great about a potential X factor of the 2022 season.

Joe’s referring to one of the forgotton Buccaneers, free agent wide receiver David Moore, who was signed in mid-May.

It was a no-risk signing of a player with a proven history (18 starts including postseason), and he likely has gas in the tank at 28 years old.

The former NFL touchdown maker caught 13 TDs for Seattle through the 2018, 2019 and 2020 seasons. Since then, Moore has had five teams, no catches and one arrest after allegedly falling a sleep in his Ford truck in a Texas Taco Bell drive-thru. Police claimed sleepy Moore smelled like marijuana and had three pistols with him during his late-night food run.

A seventh-round draft pick of Seattle in 2017, Moore was coached there by Bucs offensive coordinator Dave Canales. Moore moved on to the Panthers in free agency (2021) with a multi-year contract, but he was cut before the regular season started.

Making it through the spring on a new team is a huge step for a veteran like Moore with a stained history. (Just ask Tyler Johnson). Usually, those guys don’t stick unless they are model citizens and flash the talent they once showed in real action.

Joe is not counting on Moore, but how many times in recent years have good Bucs teams relied on their No. 4 or No. 5 receiver? The answer is “many times.” And Joe isn’t sure rookie sixth-round pick Trey Palmer is ready for prime time.

14 Responses to “Hurdle Cleared For David Moore”



  2. Dooley Says:

    David Moore can play, it’s about time Joe.

  3. SufferingSince76 Says:

    The Bucs are doing what they can within the constraints of their cap situation. His experience may be of some value if he can make the team. Not much from him in the last couple of years to really know.

  4. TB2023 Says:

    So who is calling the games with Gene?
    Dave has been eating a lot of beet salads and is now ready to go!

  5. StickinUp4Centers Says:

    “An potential X-Factor for the 2022 Season”

    I sure hope he is A potential X-Factor for the 2023 Season.

  6. Seattle Buc is back in TB Says:

    Recreational weed stores all over the place in Seattle. Taco Bell the munchies fix for elite athletes. Don’t take your guns to town.

  7. C.j. Massie Says:

    Seattle Buc..but it happened in Texas

  8. Fred McNeil Says:

    One of you Joes reported him as making some nice plays during OTAs and minicamp. We have two spots almost guaranteed in Evans and Godwin. Two more pretty solid choices in Gaged and that rookie 6th rounder…his name eludes me. Then we have a slew competing for the last two or three spots. I anticipate some great reporting during the open sessions. Get some sleep now, Joes. Lots of action coming right up.

  9. Dewey Selmon Says:

    With IR Gage always in the trainers room Moore has a great chance to contribute. I remember Winston playing without Evans and Godwin vs Detroit and Perriman absolutely torched them.

  10. Fred McNeil Says:

    Served on a Hooters tray. LOL.

  11. Rod Munch Says:

    I took me way too long in this article to figure out you were not talking about THE David Moore.

    As for this guy, every once in a while one of them will make a comeback, and then screw it all up. Those comebacks generally happen on bad teams. So it would make sense if he had a nice year, then goes full Antonio Bryant and disappears. Then again it’s much more likely he’ll do nothing and get cut and people will see the name and think, David Moore is way too old to still be playing.

  12. Power Of Pewter Says:

    How the hell do you get arrested in Texas for carrying guns? It’s practically a legal requirement.

  13. Dooley Says:


    It was definitely the weed. The killing machines were fine, lol don’t want Moore going around getting kids stone on the devils lettuce.

  14. garro Says:

    Moore driving around with that many guns is insane.
    While stoned out of his gourd even more so! Did we learn nothing from the AB situation?

    Having said that if he can prove he ain’t “that guy” Why not. But real personal change is not as easy as saying …”but I have changed”

    Go Bucs!