Lance Moore announces his retirement

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Lance Moore’s stay with the Falcons turned out to be a short one.

The veteran wideout signed with the Falcons on Friday, but he has decided to draw the curtain on his NFL career rather than continue to compete for a spot in Atlanta’s offense. Moore announced his retirement through the team on Monday morning.

Moore saw action in 10 seasons and ends his career with 389 catches for 4,816 yards and 44 touchdowns. He broke into the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Browns in 2005 and signed to the Saints practice squad after being cut from Cleveland’s roster. He remained with New Orleans through the 2013 season and was part of a Super Bowl champion before moving on to the Steelers and Lions the last two years.

Moore’s signing gave the Falcons some veteran receiving depth behind Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu, so they’ll have to look in a different direction if they want some during the regular season.

11 responses to “Lance Moore announces his retirement

  1. I guess he realized he was going from Drew Brees to Matthew Stafford to Maddie Ice. Can’t get much lower than that.
    Good move Lance!

  2. Good for you Lance! You worked your butt off and it showed as you had a better career than a lot guys that are drafted. Good luck with your retirement. Plus another bonus is you don’t have to play for that cesspool of a team.

  3. I loved this man with the Saints! He wasn’t the tallest or fastest guy but he worked his butt off to be a great route runner. When Drew Brees needed a crucial 3rd down play, many times he went to Lance Moore. I nicknamed him The VelcroMan because most of the time, he would make those BIG catches. Lance had a GREAT career for an undrafted player and will ALWAYS be one of my favorite Saints of all times. And if he’s interested, the Saints should sign him to a one day contract and retire a Saint. !Who dat!

  4. Greatest TD dance moves, bar none. And in the SuperBowl, he made that crazy, upside-down, backwards, catch for the two point conversion. Always a Saint and always a SuperBowl Champ!

  5. I think he only signed with Atlanta just so he could see what the comments would be here on PFT…

    Who Dat!

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