Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Carolina Panthers are showing strong interest in former Chicago Bears cornerback DJ Moore and that Moore will be visiting with the team this week.
Earlier this month the Bears informed Moore that he was no longer in their future plans. He was scheduled to become a free agent this year regardless, but their notice confirmed that he would not be receiving an offer from the Bears.
The five year veteran was drafted in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL draft by the Bears. In three seasons in Chicago he compiled ninety-five tackles, one sack, and ten interceptions. He also had two defensive touchdowns.
Moore is the third former Bears player Carolina has developed talks with. They’ve previously spoken with Chris Williams and Frank Omiyale.
The Panthers are in dire need of a cornerback now after some off season moves. Chris Gamble was released, he then retired shortly after his release. Captain Munnerlyn would be a valid option for the Panthers, but he wants more than the team is will to pay him to resign with the Panthers.
It seems however Carolina will not make any other player transactions until they work with Jordan Gross to get his contract restructured.