The terms of running back Mewelde Moore’s three-year deal with the Steelers.
Per a source with knowledge of the deal, The former Tulane star will receive a signing bonus of $1.35 million, along with base salaries of $650,000 in 2008, $1.475 million in 2009, amd $1.475 million in 2010.
Moore is expected to serve as the Steelers’ third-down back, and he also is due to help out in the return game, given the departure of Allen Rossum.
The arrival of Moore also casts doubt on the future of Najeh “Dookie” Davenport. He is signed through 2008, and he’s due to earn a base salary of $1 million this season.
We’re also told that the Bucs were pursuing Moore, and that other teams expressed interest after Moore focused on the Steelers.