Nov 4, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore (25) takes the field before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at the Georgia Dome. The Falcons defeated the Cowboys 19-13. Mandatory Credit: Josh D. Weiss-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Falcons, William Moore Agree to Five-Year Deal


The Atlanta Falcons risked losing safety William Moore in free agency when they decided not to hit him with the franchise tag, but the risk has paid off. On Saturday, Moore and the Falcons came to an agreement on a new five-year deal to keep him in Atlanta. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

It’s a relief,” Moore said. “That was my ultimate goal, to continue to be here in Atlanta and try to get the Super Bowl. I’m very pleased with the negotiations. I love the Atlanta Falcons. They gave me an opportunity to be blessed and come into the NFL and be a part of this great organization.

“I really don’t know the final numbers, but it’s very decent. I think the Falcons were very considerate of my position. It’s just a blessing to in this position and be financially stable.”

Moore is coming off of a Pro Bowl season and knew that he would have generated interest on the open market.

“It’s a good problem to have, but at the same time, it’s a process that you hate to go through because you don’t know where the next chapter in your life will end up at,” Moore said. “But I was hoping that I would stay here in Atlanta for the whole time. We just had to work through (free agency).”

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