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NFL free agency: Safety Rahim Moore leaves Broncos and signs with Texans

For $4 million a year, Rahim Moore is leaving Denver to play for Houston.

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Rahim Moore is leaving Denver.

Moore visited the Texans on Wednesday and agreed to a three-year deal with Houston on Thursday, according to the Houston Chronicle's John McClain. The contract is worth $12 million.

Denver selected Moore out of UCLA in the second round of the 2011 draft. He was a solid starter during his four years with the Broncos, recording 196 tackles, 8 interceptions, and breaking up 20 passes. The Broncos showed no reported interest in Moore when he became a free agent.

Moore's time in Denver was marred by an unfortunate play against the Ravens in the 2012 playoffs. Moore's blunder allowed the Ravens to tie the game. Baltimore went on to win in double overtime.

If not for that play, Moore may have been remembered for this thumping.

His preseason hit on Donald Jones during his rookie year should not have been fined, and some argued that his hit against Emmanuel Sanders in his second season should not have been fined, either. YouTube has blocked those plays from being embeded, but they are easy to find online.

Since YouTube blocked those videos, here's Moore knocking over a man on Denver's sideline. The dude handled it like a boss, popping right back up (h/t: @cjzero).

Moore is no T.J. Ward, but he could hit. Moore's tenaciousness seemed to slow down over the past two seasons and he transitioned to more of a ball-hawk. He notched four interceptions last season.

Currently, the Broncos have Ward and David Bruton, a special team's ace, as the only two safeties listed on their roster. Youngsters Omar Bolden and Kayvon Webster are both listed as cornerbacks.

Expect Denver to address the safety position this offseason.