"I know I'm capable of doing just as many things as a smaller defensive tackle," Moala, Indianapolis' second-round draft pick, said recently. "I think it's a little harder for me, because I'm a little bigger. For me, it's just spending more time getting more flexible, paying more attention to technique and executing my play call."
Indianapolis head coach Jim Caldwell, though, appreciates what the former Southern California defensive lineman can offer the team.
"He's a guy who does indeed have some length and some power. He certainly is a very efficient pass rusher, plus a good run defender, as well. He knows what maximum effort is all about and does those things extremely well," Caldwell said.
FRANCHISE PLAYER: None.
TRANSITION PLAYER: None.
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
--DE Josh Thomas.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: None.
EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS: None.
--RB Lance Ball: ERFA; terms unknown.
--G/T Daniel Federkeil: ERFA; terms unknown.
--S Matt Giordano: UFA; terms unknown.
--LB Tyjuan Hagler: UFA; terms unknown.
--CB Kelvin Hayden: Potential UFA; $43M/5 yrs, $22M guaranteed.
--LB Freddy Keiaho: Not tendered as RFA; terms unknown.
--DT Daniel Muir: ERFA; terms unknown.
--C Jeff Saturday: Potential UFA; $13.3M/3 yrs, $7.45M SB; 2009 cap: $3.98M.
--DT Ed Johnson: FA; terms unknown.
--LB Adam Seward: UFA Panthers; 1 yr, terms unknown.
--LB Buster Davis (released; had been re-signed as ERFA).
--RB Clifton Dawson (released).
--WR Marvin Harrison (released).
--CB Keiwan Ratliff: UFA Steelers; terms unknown.
--DT Darrell Reid: UFA Broncos; $6.8M/3 yrs, SB unknown.
--RB Dominic Rhodes: UFA Bills; 2 yrs, terms unknown.
--P Hunter Smith: UFA Redskins; (1 yr, terms unknown.