Moe signs with Patriots

Former Tiger wideout could learn slot receiver position in the NFL from Danny Amendola

POSTED: 07:43 PM CDT Apr 27, 2013    UPDATED: 10:12 PM CDT Apr 27, 2013 
T.J. Moe
COLUMBIA, Mo. -

***UPDATE: SATURDAY, 10:03 P.M.***

Former Mizzou cornerback Kip Edwards will sign an undrafted rookie free agent deal with the Buffalo Bills

Edwards was a starter on the Tiger defense in 2011 and 2012. 

He intercepted four passes during his four-year Tiger career and forced two fumbles, both in 2011.

***UPDATE: SATURDAY, 9:45 P.M.***

Former Mizzou left tackle Elvis Fisher will sign an undrafted rookie free agent deal with the New England Patriots, joining Tiger teammate T.J. Moe in Foxborough.

Fisher dealt with injuries his entire career at Mizzou.

He missed the entire 2011 season after suffering torn ligaments in his left knee during fall camp.  Fisher then missed chunks of the 2012 season, after being granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA via medical redshirt, with a number of various ailments.

***ORIGINAL STORY***

As a wide receiver, T.J. Moe most often gets compared to former St. Louis Ram and current New England Patriot, Danny Amendola.  Now, Moe will have a chance to learn the game from Amendola himself.

The former Mizzou wide receiver announced via his Twitter account Saturday that he would be signing an undrafted rookie free agent deal with the Patriots.

Like Moe, Amendola was once an undrafted rookie free agent out of Texas Tech University.

Moe played four seasons at Mizzou and caught 188 balls in his career.  His sophomore campaign was easily his best.  With Blaine Gabbert as the quarterback, Moe caught 92 passes for 1,045 yards and six touchdowns.

At 5 feet 11 inches tall, Moe has always had to contend with the stigma that he's too small and too slow (he ran a 4.74 forty yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, which was the slowest of all wide receivers invited).  Despite his limitations, Moe has strong hands and is very quick in tight spaces.

In contrast, however, to his 40-yard dash performance, Moe tested the best in four categories at the combine: bench press, 3-cone drill, 20-yard shuttle, and 60-yard shuttle.

Moe, however, isn't the only former Tiger to sign a free agent deal Saturday night.

Defensive end Brad Madison announced via his Twitter account that he has agreed to a deal with his hometown Kansas City Chiefs.  Madison is from Bethany, Mo.

In similar fashion, Rockwell, Tex. native Kendial Lawrence is signing with the Dallas Cowboys.

Last season as a senior, Lawrence led the Tigers in rushing with 1,025 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns