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Lance Moore tweets farewell to New Orleans

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Lance Moore’s days in New Orleans are apparently done.

Moore, who was the longest-tenured player on the team, took to Twitter on Friday morning and indicated that it’s time to say goodbye.

“Thank you New Orleans for an amazing nine years. Who Dat Nation, the best on earth,” Moore wrote.

The Saints were shopping Moore in a trade, but it’s hard to imagine any other team giving anything up for a receiver who will turn 31 before the season and had only 37 catches for 457 yards last year. So Moore’s message seems to suggest that he’s going to be released.

Cutting Moore will give the Saints $3.8 million in cap space, and for a team that’s in a very tough cap situation right now, it’s a move that makes a lot of sense. Even if it will be tough for Moore and for Saints fans, to say goodbye after nine good years.

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55 Responses to “Lance Moore tweets farewell to New Orleans”
  1. footballfan12289 says: Mar 7, 2014 8:55 AM

    He didnt play a whole lot, but he had his share of great catches and moments. Good luck with your future Endeavour’s.

  2. dvdman123 says: Mar 7, 2014 8:57 AM

    The NFL like most major professional sports is a COLD business.

  3. dlw492 says: Mar 7, 2014 8:58 AM

    If these experts pick them to win their division I will be stunned.. Everyone else in the division is somewhat on a rise and I feel like the Saints are declining… Their best bet is for someone to give them them two 1st round picks for Grahm.

  4. ryjodetroit says: Mar 7, 2014 8:59 AM

    See you in Detroit!

  5. tmac4454 says: Mar 7, 2014 9:01 AM

    Wow, this guy was a clutch player when they needed him. Something is going in this organization (rebuilding quietly). All the talented players have/will be released. I hope Sean Payton knows what he is doing even though I know that they are trying to bring some cash back to the table. Good Luck Lance, love watching your game….

  6. robf2010 says: Mar 7, 2014 9:01 AM

    He’ll be missed. He was a major contributor for a lot of great Saints teams. Good Luck, Lance.

  7. saintsly says: Mar 7, 2014 9:02 AM

    When we needed a first down……..A “Lance” thru their heart was the answer.

  8. scoops1 says: Mar 7, 2014 9:04 AM

    Lions would take this guy

  9. coonsqualler says: Mar 7, 2014 9:09 AM

    Cleveland needs a possession type 3rd down receiver now that they released their last so called possession receiver in Bess. Another great move by our last worthless front office.

    Could be a nice pick up for our new front office. Fix the 3 stooges mistake.

    Just Sayin’…Go Brownies!

  10. stainlineho says: Mar 7, 2014 9:14 AM

    “Get me Lance Moore.” -Sean Payton in SB44.

  11. lightcleric says: Mar 7, 2014 9:15 AM

    So clutch so many times and I loved his flair. Unfortunately not the player he once was but it still sucks to see him go.

    Good luck Lance!

  12. collegeref says: Mar 7, 2014 9:16 AM

    go get him Jerry

  13. lucasblack12 says: Mar 7, 2014 9:18 AM

    Kenny stills is the new lance Moore, this move was a no brainer as far as $ and skillset are concerned. Don’t see why people think they are rebuilding… They are just going younger… Seahawks were a young team and look what they did

  14. southpaw2k says: Mar 7, 2014 9:21 AM

    dlw492 says:
    Mar 7, 2014 8:58 AM
    If these experts pick them to win their division I will be stunned.. Everyone else in the division is somewhat on a rise and I feel like the Saints are declining… Their best bet is for someone to give them them two 1st round picks for Grahm.

    ————————————————

    Carolina is the one team in that division that I would agree is on the rise. They’re going to show in 2014 last season was not a fluke. However, Atlanta is, in my opinion, a long way away from being competitive again. And Tampa is still a year or so away from competing since Mike Glennon may not be their long term answer at QB. New Orleans isn’t going to regress that much next season, even if they don’t work out a long term contract with Graham.

  15. Bob says: Mar 7, 2014 9:31 AM

    When you have Drew Brees, you’re not rebuilding. If anything, they’ll be trying to make two or three more runs at a Super Bowl because Brees is getting older. Are the Patriots rebuilding with Brady on the roster? Of course not. Same situation applies to the Saints.

  16. Bob says: Mar 7, 2014 9:33 AM

    And thanks, Lance, for your valuable contributions. Tough player, though the first-down signals and end-zone dances were annoying. We’ll miss the production you gave us in your prime years.

  17. flexx91 says: Mar 7, 2014 9:34 AM

    dlw492 says:
    Mar 7, 2014 8:58 AM
    If these experts pick them to win their division I will be stunned.. Everyone else in the division is somewhat on a rise and I feel like the Saints are declining… Their best bet is for someone to give them them two 1st round picks for Grahm.
    _______________________

    The only team on the rise is this division is the Panthers and aren’t championship contenders until they improve their passing game. Saints are still the best team in this division and they are simply getting rid of high-priced aging veterans. Kenny Stills is a faster and younger version of Lance Moore. Besides, they had one best young defenses in the league last year.

  18. twentysiete says: Mar 7, 2014 9:37 AM

    Great clutch player.. Saints will bring him back at a much cheaper price 1M, Saints just making cap space at the moment.

  19. kenny2neworleans says: Mar 7, 2014 9:45 AM

    I have to agree with lucasblack12. Saints are not rebuilding. Look at the players they let go. Will smith, Harper, Greer, vilma, Moore, and possibly Pierre. They were all great contributors but their time has passed. NFL is a cold BUSINESS. All of these players have been on the decline for a few years now. If anything, I think some of them were held on to for too long.

  20. hedat15 says: Mar 7, 2014 9:45 AM

    Kenny Stills

  21. chc4 says: Mar 7, 2014 9:49 AM

    Saints aren’t on the rise… tjhey are in cap hell. Next to go is probably Pierre Thomas and possible Sproles. I could easily see Atlanta bounce back with all their cap space and an owner that is desperate to win. Carolina should remain solid though I worry about cutting Steve Smith. And the Bucs could be good as well with better coaching and if Glennon continues to progress. Saints aren’t a lock to finish in the top 2 of the NFCS.

  22. chc4 says: Mar 7, 2014 9:52 AM

    All these Saints fans claiming the guys they’ve just released are dead weight reminds of Falcons fans last year. And look what happened.

    Depth is important and the Saints are not better now than they were 2 months ago. And no amount of homerism will change that.

  23. southpaw2k says: Mar 7, 2014 9:55 AM

    Bob says:
    Mar 7, 2014 9:31 AM
    When you have Drew Brees, you’re not rebuilding. If anything, they’ll be trying to make two or three more runs at a Super Bowl because Brees is getting older. Are the Patriots rebuilding with Brady on the roster? Of course not. Same situation applies to the Saints.

    ————————————————

    I agree with the first half of your comment. However, considering the Patriots have lost the likes of Randy Moss, Aaron Hernandez, and Wes Welker (obviously they have Gronk, but he’s got a laundry list of injuries under his belt already) on offense the last couple years, they likely will need to rebuild their offense around Brady. And they’ll need to do it quickly considering Brady doesn’t have many seasons left in him.

  24. phillyshouldsignmaclin says: Mar 7, 2014 9:57 AM

    Brees outdoors is just ordinary.. and so in Lance Moore

  25. nowillrepeat says: Mar 7, 2014 10:05 AM

    Would love to see the Saints go after local boys Odell Beckham Jr. (LSU), and Ryan Grant (Tulane) in the draft. I think both would be great fits, and immediately improve the speed and quickness on our offense.

    We havent had a true deep threat in a few seasons now, and Odell would certainly be that guy.

  26. scrummymustard says: Mar 7, 2014 10:09 AM

    $3.8 mil is the amount of cash saved…not cap space.

    The saints save 2.711 million in cap space.

  27. saintsfan1111 says: Mar 7, 2014 10:10 AM

    You were awesome lance. Good luck!

  28. nowillrepeat says: Mar 7, 2014 10:11 AM

    Brees outdoors is just ordinary.. and so in Lance Moore
    ——————————–

    lol, neither looked ordinary in that playoff game in philly. Moore with a td, and brees with a beautiful game winning drive.

    Get back in your hole of being miserable.

  29. geauxdeep says: Mar 7, 2014 10:16 AM

    The Saints really did cut dead weight. Did you happen to notice all the contributions those cut made this year? Lance at $3.8 mill and 31 yrs old, hmmmm. See ya. Stills just about took Moore’s job last year.

  30. cajunirish says: Mar 7, 2014 10:57 AM

    Those being released are all aging. The Saints have a younger core to build around and it makes great sense to do so.

  31. thatstinks says: Mar 7, 2014 11:00 AM

    Has there ever been a player picked up and dropped more in fantasy football ?

  32. rockstart42 says: Mar 7, 2014 11:03 AM

    Stills is not the new Lance Moore. They are totally different skill set. Lance more of a poseession and stills is the deep threat.

  33. lengai says: Mar 7, 2014 11:03 AM

    I could see Moore working well in New England’s offense and locker room.

  34. kingbrees9 says: Mar 7, 2014 11:07 AM

    Lance Moore’s time with the team was good . He helped us accomplish a lot and made many plays for us over the years . I think as saints fans we get to attached to players but at the end of the day lance no longer is worth his production and buissness is buissness the saints need to re do our recieving core that was rather weak. Accept for colston and stills of course . We will miss u lance but your release should help

  35. theclink12 says: Mar 7, 2014 11:28 AM

    Dear New Orleans,

    I cannot believe you are cutting Lance Moore. You should be loyal and pay him whatever he has coming to him.

    Sincerely,

    Brian Urlacher

  36. clssylssy says: Mar 7, 2014 11:28 AM

    Too many holes to fill, not enough Cap space or picks…Even with Brees under center, he still needs a team around him and can’t do it all himself. If you have a killer defense and special teams you can still be a contender with a mediocre QB, not visaversa.
    The Saints defense kept them in the playoffs last year with Brees, Graham, and Stills pulling all the weight for the offense. Take away Graham, Sproles, and pieces of the defense and you have the 2010-12 Cardinals. Hope Loomis can take a page from Steve Keim’s playbook! Sorry to see these guys go, they did a great resurrection oerformance!

  37. jeffreyshulenburg says: Mar 7, 2014 11:29 AM

    It will never happen, but Moores play style is exactly what Buffalo is missing.

  38. orivar says: Mar 7, 2014 11:32 AM

    nowillrepeat says:
    Mar 7, 2014 10:11 AM
    Brees outdoors is just ordinary.. and so in Lance Moore
    ——————————–

    lol, neither looked ordinary in that playoff game in philly. Moore with a td, and brees with a beautiful game winning drive.

    Get back in your hole of being miserable.
    ———————–

    Philly had/has a pretty awful defense too. How did the Saints look against Seattle?

    Yeah.

  39. baltimoresnativeson says: Mar 7, 2014 11:41 AM

    Should have asked him to restructure. He is crucial to their success; more than stats show.

  40. doubleogator says: Mar 7, 2014 11:55 AM

    Lance Moore worked hard as an undrafted free agent and lasted 9 years on a good football team, showing that hard work pays off…nice job Lance Moore!

  41. coachbeck says: Mar 7, 2014 11:58 AM

    I remember him on high school. Westerville south

  42. ckruszka says: Mar 7, 2014 12:56 PM

    Thank-you Lance! Who dat nation will always be grateful for your enthusiasm and professionalism. We’ll always remember your 2 point conversion in SB 44. Good luck in all you do.

  43. bmorefalcon says: Mar 7, 2014 1:13 PM

    I really never liked Lance Moore. This is a guy that would make one catch per game and then dance around like it was Soul Train.

    Big on ego and small on talent.

    Good luck in your next career, Lance. Dont forget to ask if customers would like to super-size their order.

  44. sloppychimps says: Mar 7, 2014 1:26 PM

    Can someone please tell me how releasing Moore gives them $3.8 million in space, yet it references another article that says it will open up $2.5 million? Journalism at it’s finest.

  45. chad504boy says: Mar 7, 2014 1:41 PM

    Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland should be the franchise’s making calls sooner than later. For a team looking for a locker room veteran presence with good hands and dependable route runner, Lance Moore is a good signing at the right price. They should give him a signing bonus for the dancing to stop.

  46. mrlaloosh says: Mar 7, 2014 1:50 PM

    Bmorefalcon? Get a life. Your Failcants will occupy the bottom of the NFC South for years to come. Loser.

  47. sb44champs says: Mar 7, 2014 1:52 PM

    bmorefalcon says:
    Mar 7, 2014 1:13 PM
    I really never liked Lance Moore. This is a guy that would make one catch per game and then dance around like it was Soul Train.

    Big on ego and small on talent.

    Good luck in your next career, Lance. Dont forget to ask if customers would like to super-size their order.
    ========================
    Translation: I’m a typical, jealous Failcon fan

  48. boobsmcgoo says: Mar 7, 2014 1:52 PM

    phillyshouldsignmaclin says:
    Mar 7, 2014 9:57 AM
    Brees outdoors is just ordinary.. and so in Lance Moore

     ————

    How did that outdoor playoff game in Philly turn out?

  49. neilpountney says: Mar 7, 2014 1:57 PM

    Would be a nice and reasonable cheap addition for the Patriots.

  50. cursedvikings1998 says: Mar 7, 2014 2:22 PM

    Why not simply ask Moore to take a pay cut. The transition from Moore to Stills last season was a painful one for me to watch. Stills didn’t have the precision on his routes that Moore had. Overusing a rook like Stills cost the Saints a bye week during the playoffs.

    Sean Payton has lost his mind and so has Mickey Loomis. Go back to the Vicodin Sean!

  51. boisestatewhodat says: Mar 7, 2014 2:39 PM

    Well orivar, since you asked: other than losing by 8 points to the eventual SB champion at seattle, the Saints faired pretty well:

    Total Yards: NO 409, SEA 277
    First Downs: NO 25, SEA13
    Sacks: Saints 3, SEA 1

    Just wait until you have to pay Wilson more than $350K…your cap will blow up in your face too! Happens to every team.

  52. mdd913 says: Mar 7, 2014 3:44 PM

    Very good player when healthy, but even in his prime was the definition of injury-prone. Love the guy, love his style, but it was time to go. Kenny Stills took his job early last year and nobody even gave Moore a second thought afterwards.

  53. wishingtonredslur says: Mar 7, 2014 3:57 PM

    Those are Golden Tate numbers.

  54. artofscore says: Mar 7, 2014 5:01 PM

    Kenny Stills, break out player 2014.

  55. saintssince8 says: Mar 8, 2014 3:21 PM

    Not saying that Brees is over the hill at all, but that said, I wonder how long it will be before the Saints draft his heir apparent. Similar situation to Favre and Rogers… if the Saints wanted an understudy in the wings, I think that 3 years from now would be a good timeframe. Thoughts anyone?

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