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Saints, Dolphins swap LBs Watson, Moore

NEW ORLEANS (May 10, 2006) -- New Orleans and Miami swapped young linebackers in a trade that sent Courtney Watson to the Dolphins and Eddie Moore to the Saints.

Moore, a second-round pick by Miami in 2003, played in five games last season, primarily on special teams and as a reserve linebacker, before being placed on injured reserve after fracturing his right knee. He underwent surgery to repair it last year.

Moore played in 13 games with four starts in 2004, finishing with 34 tackles, a fumble recovery and four passes defended. He also had 12 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery on special teams.

Watson was drafted in the second round of the 2004 draft and has far more experience as a starter. He started eight of 12 games in which he appeared his rookie season. Last season, however, he played in only nine games, finishing with 37 tackles, including one sack.

He was arrested in late October on a drunken-driving charge in San Antonio and a knee sprain kept him out for the last seven games of the season.

The Associated Press News Service

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