Per Howard Balzer, the San Francisco 49ers had a visit with edge rusher Damontre Moore, who spent time with the Niners last season. The 49ers signed Moore after he dominated the AAF during the spring of 2019. In two games, Moore looked like the perfect pass rusher for the 49ers to bring off the bench and give their starters a blow. Moore recorded seven total pressures, and also had four stops and a forced fumble in just 55 snaps. Moore showed he could rush the passer during the preseason, and that carried over into the regular season when he finally got his opportunity.
Moore fractured his forearm during the Packers blowout in Week 12, which ended his season. San Francisco did not bring Moore back this past offseason when he became an unrestricted free agent. Bringing Moore back would signal that Ronald Blair isn’t as close to returning to practice as the team had hoped. The 49ers placed Blair on the Active/Pup list earlier this week. Blair could be removed off the list at any time prior to the start of the regular season, even after one practice. If Moore does return, it would likely be as a temporary replacement for Blair.
Moore has been in the NFL since 2013 and has played 1,000 snaps, which equates to about a full season’s worth of snaps. That’s more experience than Kenativus Street or Jonathan Kongbo. With the lack of any offseason organized activities, it would make more sense to rely on a veteran such as Moore, who has proven he can play at the NFL level. Bringing Moore back would be a smart decision.