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On the Falcons beat -- Falcons' five-year deal with William average $6 million per year with $14 million guaranteed.
By D. Orlando Ledbetter
The Falcons reached a five-year, $30 million deal with safety William Moore on Saturday.
“It’s a relief,” said Moore, who had $14 million of the deal guranteed. “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.”
Moore, who made the Pro Bowl last season as an alternate, was set to become an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday. The deal can’t be made official until Tuesday, when the new league year begin.
Moore, who turns 28 in May, was drafted in the second round (55th overall) of the 2009 draft.
Moore missed most of his rookie season with knee and hamstring injuries.
Moore broke into the lineup in 2010, starting 15 of 16 games. He had 108 tackles and five interceptions.
In 2011, Moore started 11 of 12 games and had 62 tackles and two interceptions.
Last season, Moore turned in a fine season with 105 tackles and four interceptions. He went to the Pro Bowl when San Francisco’s Pro Bowl safeties Donte Whitner and Dashon Goldson reached the Super Bowl.
Moore was fine with not hitting the open market.