Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Arthur Moats took to social media to officially call his playing days over early Monday morning, officially retiring from the National Football League.
I have to give a big thanks to the Buffalo Bills and the Pittsburgh Steelers for giving me this opportunity to play 9 seasons in the NFL! Last but certainly not least, I have to give a big shoutout to #BillsMafia & #SteelersNation for all the support! #DontCrossTheMoats #Retired pic.twitter.com/KModl9Yyvx
— Arthur Moats (@dabody52) June 10, 2019
Moats, drafted out of James Madison in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills, spent four seasons in Buffalo before signing with Pittsburgh in 2014. Moats never cracked the starting rotation regularly, but proved himself to be a solid backup and pivotal special teams player through his three seasons in Pittsburgh.
Moats spent the last season of his career in Arizona, but unfortunately ended up on injured reserve before the 2018 season began and ultimately was released before touching the field as a Cardinal.
Moats finished with 228 career tackles, 16.5 sacks, six passes defended, four forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.