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Lance Moore | Wide Receiver

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/31/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 190
College: Toledo
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ESPN Steelers reporter Scott Brown says Lance Moore "stood out as much as any player" during offseason practices.
Moore has proven to a quick study in Todd Haley's scheme, which isn't surprising for a savvy eight-year veteran. We're still skeptical he'll be effective in replacing Jerricho Cotchery. The 5'9/182 Moore won't have the same red-zone impact as the 6'1/200 Cotchery, and had separation issues in his age-30 season in New Orleans. There's much more upside in a flier on likely starting "X" Markus Wheaton. Jun 24 - 6:54 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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Steelers signed WR Lance Moore to a two-year contract.

Moore, who turns 31 before the season, played behind rookie Kenny Stills in New Orleans last year, recording a 37-457-2 stat line across 13 appearances. He generally looked to be running out of gas, and was released by the Saints in early March. Moore had a few nice seasons with Drew Brees, but is a 5-foot-9, 182-pound possession receiver who won't cure Pittsburgh's red-zone woes. Moore is an uninspiring option to replace Jerricho Cotchery.
Mar 21 - 3:45 PM

Free agent Lance Moore's visit with the Steelers ended without a contract.

Moore is considered a fallback option for the Steelers if they can't retain free agent Jerricho Cotchery. Right now, Cotchery is reportedly leaning toward the Panthers.
Mar 20 - 12:23 PM

The Boston Globe reports the Patriots have "checked out" free agent Lance Moore.

New England is also sniffing around Jason Avant and Kenny Britt, even after re-upping Julian Edelman and signing Brandon LaFell. Moore will visit the Steelers on Tuesday, his first trip since being released by the Saints two weeks ago. He's a sure pair of hands but has little-to-no playmaking ability at 30 years old.
Mar 18 - 10:05 AM

The Steelers will host free agent Lance Moore on Tuesday.

It'll be Moore's first visit of free agency. He's a possible fallback option if the Steelers miss out on re-signing Jerricho Cotchery, who is visiting the Panthers on Monday. Moore, 30, is a limited-talent possession receiver.
Mar 16 - 7:52 PM

Saints released WR Lance Moore.

The Saints tried to trade Moore, but nobody was willing to take on his $3.6 million. New Orleans saves over $2.531 million against the cap with the move but eats over $2.537 million in dead money. Moore was the longest-tenured Saint prior to his release. At 31 (in August) and a product of Drew Brees and Sean Payton, we don't anticipate a hot market. Moore could make some sense reuniting with ex-Saints assistant Joe Lombardi, the new OC in Detroit.
Mar 7 - 11:33 AM

Lance Moore indicated on Twitter that he's been released by the Saints.

"Thank you New Orleans for an amazing nine years," tweeted Moore. "Who Dat Nation, the best on earth!!!" The Saints were said to be shopping Moore but apparently found no takers. Moore will be 31 before Week 1 and isn't worth the $3.6 million he's due. If the Saints indeed are releasing him, they'll clear $2.5 million against the cap. Kenny Stills will have a bigger 2014 role.
Mar 7 - 8:54 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Saints are "shopping" Lance Moore.

Moore is coming off a brutal season, and will turn 31 before Week 1. Cutting him would create $2.5 million in cap space, but also $2.5 million in dead money. Moving on from Moore would leave the Saints low on veteran receiver depth behind Marques Colston.
Mar 6 - 4:11 PM

ESPN.com's Mike Triplett could see the Saints keeping Lance Moore and returning him to a more prominent role in 2014.

Moore is scheduled to count $5.1 million against the salary cap and will likely need to take a pay cut to return. He played on less than 50 percent of offensive snaps this past season, posting a 37/457/2 line and missing three games due to injury. Releasing Moore would create $2.53 million in cap savings, but leave the Saints with $2.54 million in dead money.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 15 - 3:42 PM

The New Orleans Times-Picayune admits Lance Moore's future with the Saints is in question.

Moore, 30 next August, is scheduled to count $5.1 million against the 2014 salary cap. That's far too high after he posted just 457 yards and battled injuries this past season. Moore saw his role reduced considerably, as Kenny Stills emerged as a bigger playmaker at receiver. His salary isn't guaranteed.
Jan 21 - 9:46 AM

Lance Moore is scheduled to cost $5.1 million against the 2014 salary cap.

As beat writer Mike Triplett notes, it's an awfully high number for a 30-year-old who was a part-time player in his eighth season with the Saints. Moore set four-year lows in catches (37), yards (457) and touchdowns (2) while losing snaps to Kenny Stills. Expect a renegotiation that includes a pay cut on his $3.1 million 2014 base salary. The Saints are reportedly $12.5 million over the projected cap and still have to do a deal with free agent Jimmy Graham.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 13 - 9:27 AM

Lance Moore caught two passes for 20 yards in New Orleans' Divisional Round loss to the Seahawks.

It was a fittingly quiet capper for Moore, who managed just 37 catches for 457 yards and two touchdowns in 13 games this season. All three totals were his fewest since an injury-marred 2009. Going on 31, Moore is due a non-guaranteed $3.1 million in 2014. He's a candidate for a pay-cut.
Jan 11 - 8:41 PM

Lance Moore caught two passes for 31 yards with a touchdown in Saturday's Wild Card win at Philadelphia.

Moore gave the Saints a 13-7 lead early in the third quarter as he found a hole in the backside of the Eagles' zone. Drew Brees came off his first few reads and hit his reliable veteran who waltzed in for the 24-yard score. Otherwise, it was another quiet game for Moore, who averaged just 2.8 catches for 35.1 yards with two touchdowns on the season. When the Saints played at Seattle in Week 13, Moore had two catches for 12 yards.
Jan 5 - 1:02 AM

Lance Moore caught four passes for 73 yards and one touchdown in Week 17 against the Bucs.

Moore was targeted five times on the day and beat Leonard Johnson for a 44-yard touchdown to open up the scoring in the first quarter. It was Moore's longest reception of the season. He wraps up the season with 37 catches for 457 yards and two touchdowns while serving as the Saints' "No. 2 receiver." Though Moore gets that label, he's nothing more than the fourth or fifth option in the passing game. Moore and the Saints take on the winners of the NFC East next Saturday night.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 10:01:00 PM

ESPN Saints blogger Mike Triplett believes Lance Moore could be a candidate for offseason release.

Moore has played a limited role in the Saints' offense this season, struggling with both injuries and effectiveness. He enters Week 17 with just 33 catches for 384 yards and one touchdown, missing three games due to injury. With a $3.8 million cap number for 2014, Moore could be asked to take a pay cut at the very least. He's no higher than the No. 4 option in the passing game and is entering the declining stage of his career.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 03:06:00 PM