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Lance Moore finally signs his tender

Wide receiver Lance Moore wasn’t impacted by the June 15 deadline for restricted free agents to sign their tenders because the Saints were unable to lower his one-year offer.  His 2009 salary was too high for the team to drop the tender amount yet still give Moore a 10-percent raise, which is required for tendered restricted free agents per NFL rules.

If that sounds complicated, it’s because it kind of is.
Anyhow, Moore signed the tender on Friday, Saints G.M. Mickey Loomis announced.  The deal is worth $1.759 million.
Moore, 26, caught just 14 passes in seven games last season, after leading the Saints in receiving the previous year.  Hampered by numerous injuries, Moore plummeted down the depth chart.  Assuming Robert Meachem’s toe heals and Devery Henderson is recovered from sports hernia surgery, Moore will enter training camp as New Orleans’ No. 4 receiver.  He is also behind Marques Colston.
To make room on the 80-man roster, the Saints waived undrafted rookie Christian Ducre.  Ducre could barely earn the primary backup running back job for the Mississippi State Bulldogs last year, so he did well just last this long.
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7 Responses to “Lance Moore finally signs his tender”
  1. Kay Bee says: Jun 18, 2010 10:57 PM

    Lance Moore is very underrated. The dude catches everything…and runs very good routes. He can easily be a good #2 receiver on many teams.

  2. Draft King says: Jun 19, 2010 1:23 AM

    In defense of Ducre, he was playing behind talented RB Anthony Dixon at Mississippi State. Dixon ended up being a steal for the 49ers and has the potential to be a producer on the pro level, particularly in this modern era of NFL teams using dual RB attacks.

  3. Dolphinatic says: Jun 19, 2010 1:54 AM

    Moore is a solid #2 WR, hope he is healthy this yr.

  4. SF Saints Fan says: Jun 19, 2010 1:55 AM

    If Moore comes back healthy this year the Saints will have no problems getting back to the playoffs.

  5. lvass76 says: Jun 19, 2010 2:16 AM

    Not to mention that awesome 2pt conversion in the Super Bowl, he made a David Tyree-type play but he makes more consistent plays when’s healthy. He is a solid player.

  6. realityonetwo says: Jun 19, 2010 7:56 AM

    Slow news day? Week? Month?

  7. They_Hate_We says: Jun 19, 2010 11:48 AM

    poor man’s Wes Welker when healthy. Another weapon in the Brees’ arsenal.

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