The Colts on Friday traded a 6th-round pick to Oakland for LB Sio Moore. The former Raider finds himself initially blocked at ILB by D'Qwell Jackson and Jerrell Freeman, but both Colts vets stand on the wrong side of 30. Even if Jackson and Freeman both make it through this season healthy, Moore could get a shot at starting as soon as next year. He's not worth picking in your redraft IDP league, but don't quit on Moore in dynasty formats just yet. He produced whenever on the field for the Raiders.
The Raiders activated LB Sio Moore from the PUP list on Saturday, and he practiced with the team for the 1st time since last season. Moore had hip surgery this offseason, but his early-camp return bodes well. According to ESPN.com, Moore is expected to start in a LB corps that added Curtis Lofton and Malcolm Smith this offseason. That would position Moore as an upside pick once again in IDP leagues.
Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said Wednesday that LB Sio Moore will miss all offseason workouts after having "major hip surgery," according to CSN Bay Area. "We'll be smart about it," McKenzie added. "We're going to let him rehab and get strong. Barring any setbacks, he should be ready by training camp." Moore suffered the injury in Week 13 last season, tried to play through it the following week and then hit IR. We'll be interested to see how close to full strength he is come training camp. Moore delivered terrific production when healthy last season, but an alarming number of injuries have marked his 1st 2 NFL years. Moore remains a nice dynasty asset, as long as the hip doesn't become a recurring issue.
The Raiders on Tuesday placed LB Sio Moore on IR with the hip injury that cost him Week 15. That ends a very productive 2nd season for Oakland's weak-side LB, setting him up as a potential perennial top-20 fantasy LB. Ray-Ray Armstrong, who Oakland picked up off waivers from the Rams early this season, sits behind Moore on the depth chart, but he's not really an option against the Bills this weekend.