Pirates Sign Former AAF And XFL Wide Receiver
By: Oliver Nissi
February 20, 2021
WORCESTER, MA. — The Massachusetts Pirates continue to bolster their depth chart at the wide receiver position. The organization has announced the signing of Alonzo Moore, who recently played in the AAF for the San Antonio Commanders and the XFL for the Seattle Dragons.
Moore (6’1”, 196 lbs) spoke with masspiratesfootball.com and believes he will fit in perfectly alongside other wide receivers on the Pirates.
“I expect all of us to come in and compete. It’s good that the position is becoming more crowded. It allows for different skill sets with different players.”
With the addition of Moore, Pirates president and general manager Jawad Yatim is happy with the way the Pirates offense is shaping up.
“Moore has big play ability, great combination of size and speed, and is a kid who can take the top off the defense and open things up for us underneath and in the run game. He’s going to put pressure on defenses and we’re happy to have him. I’m looking forward to seeing our offense come together and get to work. I think we have a good unit here, now we have to begin building continuity and familiarity with the offense and one another and I know my coaches will lead these guys in the right direction.”
In addition to his professional football experience in the AAF and XFL, Moore has also gained NFL experience. He signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in April 2017 as an undrafted free agent. He spent three months with the Chiefs before being released in July 2017.
The Winnfield, Louisiana native played college football at the University of Nebraska (2013-2016). He finished his Cornhuskers career with 60 catches, 981 receiving yards and 9 total touchdowns. Following his senior season, he was named to Nebraska’s Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams.
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