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Seahawks DL Damontre Moore arrested for DWI, driving with suspended license

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Damontre Moore, left, trades jerseys with Buffalo Bills wide receiver Justin Hunter, right, after an NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in Seattle. (John Froschauer / AP)
By Bob Condotta Seattle Times

Seahawks reserve defensive lineman Damontre Moore was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of driving while under the influence of intoxicants and driving with a suspended license.

Moore was booked into King County Jail in Seattle shortly before 7 a.m., according to the jail registry. He was being held on $1,500 bail. It was not immediately clear whether police suspected Moore of using alcohol or drugs.

In a statement, the Seahawks said “we are aware of the situation and are still gathering information and will defer to his representation” for further comment.

Moore was signed by the Seahawks as a free agent on Nov. 1 to add depth after Michael Bennett had arthroscopic knee surgery, which ultimately caused him to miss five games.

He has played in four games for the Seahawks, making seven tackles overall and credited with half of a sack in the win at New England.

Moore has missed the last two games and three of the last four with a foot injury and it was unclear when he would return to the field.

Originally a third-round pick in 2013 of the New York Giants out of Texas A&M, Moore was waived by the Giants late last season, which came after Moore had a much-publicized fight with a teammate over free headphones.

He then had stints with Miami and Oakland but was waived by each team. Oakland waived him in August and Moore had been a free agent until signing with the Seahawks.

The 6-4, 260-pounder had played particularly well in the win against Buffalo, when he was on the field for 37 snaps and made three tackles.