Veteran LB Arthur Moats announced Monday that he’s retiring from the NFL after eight seasons in the league.
I have to give a big thanks to the Buffalo Bills and the Pittsburgh Steelers for giving me this opportunity to play 9 seasons in the NFL! Last but certainly not least, I have to give a big shoutout to #BillsMafia & #SteelersNation for all the support! #DontCrossTheMoats #Retired pic.twitter.com/KModl9Yyvx
— Arthur Moats (@dabody52) June 10, 2019
Moats, 31, is a former sixth-round pick of the Bills back in 2010. He played four seasons for the Bills before signing on with the Steelers in 2014.
Moats played out the final season of his three-year, $7.5 million contract with the Steelers before the Cardinals signed him to a contract last summer. Unfortunately, Arizona placed Moats on injured reserve coming out of the preseason and he was eventually released with an injury settlement.
For his career, Moats recorded 202 tackles, 16.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, four recoveries, and six pass defenses over the course of eight seasons and 121 games.