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Denarius Moore looking for a fresh start

The Cincinnati Bengals signed free agent wide receiver Denarius Moore to a one-year deal on Monday. All that Moore is hoping for is a fresh start with a coach who helped him thrive in Oakland.

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Denarius Moore is just looking for a fresh start after a four-year career in Oakland that chipped away at his confidence. "I was in a rocky situation," Moore said via "Somewhere along the way I let some people mess with my confidence and I lost some. Now I’m here with a new team and I’m ready to start."

Even better is that he'll reunite with with his former head coach Hue Jackson. "I’m actually pretty excited about it. I felt like he was a guy that understood me and he knew how to spread the ball throughout the offense," said Moore via

Cincinnati announced an agreement with the unrestricted free agent on Monday.

"He knew how to not only get the players involved, but the fans involved," Moore said of Jackson, who drafted the wide receiver in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL draft. "Whether it was a trick play or a big gain or something like that, he did something for the situation. I felt like I was in a zone working in his offense and I could actually get momentum going."

Moore isn't a roster lock by any means. After A.J. Green, Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones, the team will have three spots available for multiple competing players. If the Bengals draft a wide receiver during the first three rounds, you can be assured that player will take the fourth sport. That leaves Moore, Cobi Hamilton, James Wright and Brandon Tate to compete for the two remaining WR roster spots.