The Cleveland Browns continue to lock up players they consider key components of the team’s future, as they have signed tight end Evan Moore to a two-year extension that will pay him just under $3 million per year. The deal keeps Moore in Cleveland through 2013, as his current contract was up after this season.
Despite having only 28 catches in his short Browns career, Moore has quite possibly been the most impressive player for the team throughout this preseason. His biggest highlight came in the second preseason game against the Detroit Lions, as he caught two touchdown passes.
But that’s not all – he earned rave reviews for his performance during training camp, and has developed an effective connection with quarterback Colt McCoy on the field. Moore has quickly endeared himself to Browns fans, and this is a quality signing that will keep a potential rising star in Cleveland for a few more years.
Moore may be the back-up to Benjamin Watson for now, but that doesn’t mean the team won’t give him plenty of looks. In the newly-installed West Coast offense, tight ends will be invaluable to McCoy, so you can expect to see both Watson and Moore out there at the same time every now and then.
So, Browns fans, what do you think of this deal?