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Moore released by Broncos

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GREELEY, Colo. -- Veteran wide receiver Rob Moore, who has been plagued by injuries the last two seasons, was released Tuesday by the Denver Broncos.

Rob Moore

Moore, who is in his 13th NFL season out of Syracuse, was signed by the Broncos on April 1 after being waived by the Arizona Cardinals on Feb. 27.

He had been fighting for the third receiving spot in training camp, but being limited to one practice per day and Denver's depth at receiver limited his chances of making the team.

"Even going one-a-days he got tired and there was a setback," Shanahan said. "He wasn't going to get the reps that a veteran player should get. I wasn't going to put him in a situation where he was going to be the fourth team or fifth team and the only way he would get an outside chance to make the team is if somebody got hurt."

Moore missed the 2000 season with a torn left anterior cruciate ligament, and sat out last year with a torn right hamstring. He was signed last spring by the Broncos.

Moore, 33, has played in 153 games including 150 starts in his 12-year career. He caught 628 passes for 9,368 yards for an average of 14.9 yards per catch.

He began his career with the New York Jets in 1990 and played five seasons there before being traded to Arizona in April 1995.

Shanahan said he wasn't sure if Moore would retire or try to catch on with another team.

"I'm not sure what direction he's going to go," Shanahan said. "He's going to go home and think about. My guess is he will probably retire."

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