Lions re-sign C.J. Moore to two-year deal to keep him from Patriots


C.J. Moore had interest from the Patriots. He chose to stay with the Lions.

The veteran safety and special teams ace has re-signed with Detroit on a two-year, $4.5 million deal worth up to $5.75 million in incentives, according to the NFL Network. Moore had reportedly visited with the Patriots on Friday.

After being cut by the Lions with an injury settlement at the end of training camp last season, Moore returned to the team in October after a brief stint with the Texans and put in typically strong work on special teams. He also played significant snaps at safety in wins over the Packers, Bears and Jets.

The highlight of his season was a 42-yard run on a fake punt in the Lions' win over the Vikings.

Moore, whose first season with the Lions came in 2019, has talked glowingly of Dan Campbell and GM Brad Holmes and what they're building in Detroit. He said upon his return last season, "I’ve been here when we’ve lost, I’m gonna be here when we win."

"Coach Dan and Brad, they’re building something so special and it’s something that I want to be a part of. That’s really why I came back," Moore said.

Now he's back for two more years.

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