William Moore, Falcons agree to 5-year deal, according to report

Josh D. Weiss-US PRESSWIRE

It appeared as though Atlanta might lose a key piece of the puzzle in William Moore to free agency, but the Falcons got the deal done.

The Atlanta Falcons and safety William Moore have agreed on a five-year deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Moore, 27, is one of the better safeties in the NFL, making him a top priority for the Falcons before the beginning of free agency on March 12. Moore had 75 tackles and four interceptions last season for the NFC South champions, quarterbacking a secondary that was one of the most talented in football.

The University of Missouri product is excellent against the run and a ball-hawk as well, intercepting 11 passes over the past three years.

The only knock on Moore has been his durability. In the past two seasons, Moore has only played 12 games each campaign due to a variety of injuries.

Atlanta has been shedding payroll in recent days to open up cap space for players such as Moore, releasing running back Michael Turner, corner Dunta Robinson and defensive end John Abraham.

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