The Atlanta Falcons signed veteran wide receiver Lance Moore on Friday. On Monday morning, Moore announced that he is retiring from the NFL, after ten seasons and one Super Bowl win…and one weekend with the Falcons.
When the Atlanta Falcons signed former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore on Friday, the odds of him landing a spot on the roster were slim. The Falcons already have two starting wide receivers, Mohamed Sanu and Julio Jones, followed by Justin Hardy, Aldrick Robinson, Devin Fuller, and Eric Weems. Many questioned the move based on the already present depth at wide receiver. His chances were slim.
Well Falcons fans, position battle or not, it looks like we won’t be seeing any of Moore this season after he announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday. As a result, the Falcons roster is back to 89 men. Though he retires with just a training camp session with the Atlanta Falcons, Moore has had an extensive and impressive career in his ten seasons in the NFL.
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"Moore, 33, played for three different teams over 10 seasons, but is best known for his eight productive campaigns with the New Orleans Saints, who saw the deep threat pile up 4,281 yards and 38 touchdowns off 346 catches. His big-play chemistry with quarterback Drew Brees was at its peak during the 2012 campaign, when Moore ripped through defenses for 1,041 yards and six scores.The undrafted pass-catcher out of Toledo joined the Saints in 2006 after spending his rookie season as a free-agent addition with theBrowns. Over the past two seasons, Moore operated as a role player for the Steelers and Lions before signing with the Falcons last week. Projected to push Justin Hardy for snaps in the slot, Moore was a long shot to make Atlanta’s roster.He won’t be crowned in Canton, but Moore enjoyed the kind of career plenty of NFL players would be thrilled with: 10-plus seasons, a highlight reel of big plays, a Super Bowl ring and the chance to team with one of the game’s finest quarterbacks in Brees. Moore has plenty to look back on."
Considering Moore was a member of the team for a mere weekend, there isn’t too much to say concerning his very short-lived career with the Atlanta Falcons. For a good laugh and light-hearted perspective, check out the article, “Falcons legend Lance Moore retires,” by Matthew Chambers of the Falcoholic.