Second-year DE Damontre Moore is recovering from surgery on his ailing shoulder, the one that kept him from playing a bigger role on the Giants’ defense as a rookie.
“It sucked, I couldn’t get to sleep. It was horrible,” Moore said today at an event, as per Conor Orr of the Star-Ledger.
Moore had planned on an increased weightlifting regimen in an effort to get stronger. The surgery has put a temporary crimp in those plans. He is still awaiting to be cleared by doctors.
“I want to get back as healthy as possible and pick up like 15 pounds of muscle…I can do light stuff, I’m not cleared to lift weights yet but as far as the other stuff goes, I’m maintaining my cardiovascular strength and stuff like that. Just trying to enhance that part of the game so once I get cleared I can focus on the weights.”
The Giants would love that. Moore was considered a steal in last year’s draft, going 81st overall to the Giants in the third round. In the limited snaps he was allowed last season, Moore showed a ton of promise but his shoulder kept him from joining the DE rotation until late in the year.
Moore, nicknamed “Damonster” since his days at Texas A&M, was a standout on special teams, playing gunner and also blocking a punt, which was returned for a TD vs Oakland by fellow rookie Cooper Taylor.