While Arthur Moats was drafted by the Bills in 2010, it took him four years to make his way to the Steelers. He signed a veteran minimum contract in 2014 with the team, guaranteeing him very little in terms of playtime and even a roster position. He went on to the make the roster though and become a valuable pass rusher off the bench.
While he had never been known for his pass-rush ability in Buffalo, Moats seemed to find his rhythm in the Steelers scheme. He logged a total of 11.5 sacks as a rotational player during his Steelers career. All the while, he was a constant special teams ace, which led to him being even more valuable to the team. If that wasn’t enough, Moats went on to start 25 games over his four seasons with the Steelers, showing just how much value he brought to the team.
While he was never a dominant player, he was steady and thrived on the Steelers defense. I’ve even said he was one of Colbert’s best signings since his contract value was so small. Moats became a good on the field presence as well as a great off the field presence with the Steelers, and fans should remember him fondly for it.