The Green Bay Packers have made a move in free agency.
On Friday, the team announced they had signed safety Tarvarius Moore, a former third-round pick by the San Francisco 49ers.
Since Rich Bisaccia joined the coaching staff a year ago, the Packers have placed an emphasis on fixing the special teams.
We saw significant improvements in 2022, including free-agent addition Keisean Nixon being named a first-team All-Pro as a returner.
The Packers get more help on special teams with the addition of Moore.
He will also provide cover at safety on defense.
Moore spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with the 49ers, who drafted him with the 95th overall pick in 2018.
He played a backup role on defense for San Francisco, with most of his work coming on special teams. According to Pro Football Reference, Moore has played 1,096 special teams snaps over the past four years.
Moore has one career interception, and it was a big one, coming against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl.
It’s good to see the Packers continuing to place an emphasis on special teams.
It may also mean Green Bay doesn’t plan to re-sign either Dallin Leavitt or Rudy Ford. Moore plays the same position, featuring on special teams while also playing a backup role at safety.
Note: Since this was published, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported that Rudy Ford has been re-signed by the Packers.
The Packers needed to add a safety this offseason, and now they have. They should look for more help in the draft, but signing Tarvarius Moore is a smart move.