Jan 4, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore (16) celebrates scoring a touchdown during the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
It appears another long running product of the New Orleans Saints is gone.
Earlier this morning, wide receiver Lance Moore sent out a tweet thanking the city of New Orleans.
There has not been any official word from the New Orleans Saints as to whether Moore was released or traded. However, from the speculation, it would appear Moore was released. It would also appear that the team contacted Moore last night to inform him of what was going on.
We reported yesterday that the team was shopping Moore, along with running back Pierre Thomas, and was also open to trading running back Darren Sproles.
The release of Moore would save the Saints $2,531,250, and Moore will pocket $2,537,500 as a result. His cap number for 2014 was $5,068,750. We have long speculated that Moore would be a candidate for release or restructure, and if you follow my articles, you know that I’ve stated that he would be the first to go versus Pierre Thomas.
Moore was the final product of the Jim Haslett era, as he was signed to the Saints practice squad in 2005 following his release from the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted rookie free agent.
Lance Moore was easily one of the best fan favorites in Who Dat Nation. He’ll be forever remembered with his signature first down celebrations, flashy touchdown celebrations, bright white smile, and perhaps most of all, the two-point conversion in the Super Bowl.
At 31, Moore’s football career isn’t over, as he would be a great fit for several teams. According to some reports, Moore could be a good fit for the Detroit Lions offense, as former Saints quarterbacks coach, Joe Lombardi, would likely love to reunite with Moore. Lombardi is currently the team’s offensive coordinator.
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