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Veteran Saints cornerback Sterling Moore ‘felt a little rust’ against Rams but played well

December 1, 2017 GMT

Sterling Moore’s return to the Saints defense ended up taking all of a couple of quarters on Sunday.

Moore, who was signed back in New Orleans last week after a month away from the team, took over for De’Vante Harris in the second half of last week’s loss to Los Angeles.

The veteran gave up a catch and was flagged for pass interference, but he also took away a fade in the end zone and broke up a pass in 25 snaps.

“I was a little rusty, felt a little rust, obviously, but it felt good,” Moore said. “My eyes were there, my mind was there. I was just a lot more sore on Monday than I usually am.”

Moore, who spent most of his time working in the slot for the Saints, transitioned well to the outside spot that he played as a starter in New Orleans last season.

“It was a little different for me because I hadn’t played outside corner in so long, but I knew that was the situation I’d be in, so I focused on that throughout the week,” Moore said.

He might have to do it again this week.

With Marshon Lattimore and P.J. Williams’ status in doubt, Moore could see snaps on defense again.

“I’ve got the versatility, I can play inside-outside. In any game, I can play outside, and when we go to nickel I can move inside,” Moore said. “The team knows that when I’m out there I can get a lot of guys lined up in a lot of different positions.”