Although Moore officially received the news from the coaching staff Monday morning, he had an idea all week this move was in the works.
"I was only on one special teams this week and I didn't play last week," Moore said. "So this is more of a running team too."
Moore was active for the Bears' 13-6 loss to the Houston Texans but did not play a single snap. His original rookie contract is set to expire after the season.
"From what (they) told me it was performance related, I guess," Moore said. "Whatever they tell me to do I do, and I go to work every day and fight as hard as I can. Hopefully, I can get back out there soon enough."