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New York Giants’ Damontre Moore Undergoes Shoulder Surgery; Will Be Ready by OTAs

January 8th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
By Dan Benton

Add defensive end Damontre Moore to the growing list of New York Giants players who have had or will have offseason surgery following a wildly disappointing 7-9 season.

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."

With uncertainty over Justin Tuck's future and Jason Pierre-Paul's health, Moore could head into 2014 with a very important role along the defensive line.

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3 Responses to “New York Giants’ Damontre Moore Undergoes Shoulder Surgery; Will Be Ready by OTAs”

  1.  PittsburghJim says:

    Giants org should get discounts at these hospitals / specialty units by now.

    Jeez.

  2.  rlhjr says:

    This Young man is going to prove to be one of Reese’s bets selections when all is said an done. The guy is a dynamic athlete and above all else a gamer.
    Soft spoken and possessing a lions heart. He must have been hurt most of the season.

    But every time he got a chance he tried to compete and perform. Not at all sure he’ll be another Tuck. I don’t think he’s as naturally big and strong as Tuck.
    But I am convinced he will be a terror off the edge. If they try to get him much above 260, his game/quickness will suffer. He is IMHO a natural 34 edge linebacker who can play with a hand down. He is exactly what the current DC wanted out of Kiwi. But I think this kid could actually contribute as a pass rushing SAM or a specialist on third down. He can move laterally therefore I suspect he may be able to cover in space.

    Whatever his role, he will give his best effort. I just hope they don’t screw him up like they did Sintim. Moore is a pure pass rusher as was Sintim. Again IMHO.

  3.  stuh says:

    Strahan played at around 260 or lighter his last few years and he was the best DE in Giants history. A sure HOFer. So if this kid adds muscle instead of tatoos he could be really good.

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