Moore's redemption began with hard look at 2011

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Rahim Moore spent his offseason making amends for a soured rookie year in which he lost both his starting safety job and his confidence.

With fellow second-year pro Quinton Carter recovering from left knee surgery and a strained right hamstring and newly acquired Jim Leonhard still working his way back from offseason surgery on his right knee, the Denver Broncos are counting on the second-year ball hawk from UCLA more than ever.

The Broncos (No. 10 in the AP Pro32) declared Moore a starter the minute they selected him in the second round of the 2011 draft. He had started all 37 games he played at UCLA.

After getting fined for an illegal hit in the preseason, Moore's play steadily declined and he was out of the starting lineup by Week 6.