The rookie out of Texas A&M recently underwent minor shoulder surgery, which he revealed via Instagram (see above), but is expected to be ready by the time the team returns for Organized Team Activities (OTAs).
Moore initially suffered what was called a "shoulder bruise" back in early August — an injury that head coach Tom Coughlin said really stunted his growth and development — but tried to battle through. Unfortunately for Moore, the injury coupled with limited practice time resulted in a low number of defensive snaps that, at best, slightly increased as the year wore on.
By the time his rookie season had come to a close, Moore had played in 15 games (primarily on Special Teams), recording 11 tackles, forcing two fumbles and batting down a pass. However, his major contribution came on the punt return unit, where he blocked two punts.
"It was a great experience. A lot of good experience, a lot of bad experience," Moore told Giants.com when asked about his rookie season. "But overall it was great."
Looking ahead to 2014, the one major change Moore aims to make is becoming more of a student of the game. He feels that understanding what he's seeing both on the field and in the film room will help take his game to the next level.
"I want to become more of a student of the game. Just studying the game and breaking down film," Moore said. "That would probably be the biggest thing I want to change."
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