First there is the possibility the Saints will be without Lance Moore next season, he is the only receiver not under contract at the moment, although the Saints did submit a second-round level tender offer to him a a few weeks ago.
He has still yet to sign that deal, primarily because of the uncertainty with the new CBA, and it’s not yet know if he will be a restricted or un-restricted free agent. The very real possibility exists that he may turn to free agency whenever the 2011 period kicks-off.
It’s no secret that the Saints want to bring him back and likely will pull out all the stops to retain his services. It’s also no secret that Moore is one of Drew Brees’ favorite targets and as the saying goes “your franchise quarterback gets what your franchise quarterback wants”.
Moore has been with the Saints since 2005 but was not utilized in the offense until his break out season in 2008 when he filled in for an injured Marques Colston.
That season he caught 79 passes for 928 yards and ten touchdowns, missed most of 2009 with injury but came back strong in 2010 with 66 receptions for 763 yards and eight touchdowns.