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Sterling Moore signs with Buccaneers, fixes slot cornerback problem

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Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms with cornerback Sterling Mooreaccording to Ian Rapoport. The former Dallas Cowboys cornerback is likely to compete for a spot at slot cornerback with Leonard Johnson, a job he should be able to win given Johnson's struggles over the past few years.

Moore's probably best-known for preventing the Baltimore Ravens from going to the Super Bowl in 2012, by deflecting a would-be touchdown pass in the dying moments of the game. He was since cut by the New England Patriots, and played the past three years for the Dallas Cowboys, primarily as a slot cornerback. He'll probably compete with Leonard Johnson for playing time at that position. Hopefully, he'll actually win.

Moore, like all other defenders the Bucs have targeted this year, played in a similar system to Lovie Smith's. The transition to a new defense shouldn't be too difficult, which should help him win the job. And will hopefully prevent the defensive struggles the Buccaneers faced for the first half of last year.