Ex-Saints receiver gets deal
PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Steelers agreed to terms with former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore on a two-year contract, the team announced Friday.
Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Moore (5-foot-9, 190 pounds) was originally signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Toledo in 2005 but was released on Aug. 29, 2005. He was then signed to the Saints’ practice squad and spent the majority of the 2005-06 seasons between the Saints’ practice squad and active roster while also being allocated to the Berlin Thunder of NFL Europe.
In eight seasons with the Saints, Moore started 30-of-101 regular season games played and 1-of-6 postseason contests, including helping New Orleans win its first Super Bowl. Moore’s 346 receptions during the regular season rank fourth in Saints history while his 38 touchdown receptions rank fifth and his 4,281 receiving yards rank sixth.
The Columbus, Ohio, native also recorded 47 punt returns for 387 yards with a long of 72 yards and 354 yards on 18 kick returns with a long of 36 yards. In the postseason, Moore registered 13 receptions for 132 yards and one touchdown as well as 11 yards on two punt returns.
The Steelers also re-signed tight end Michael Palmer to a one-year contract.
In his one season with Pittsburgh, Palmer played in all 16 games, registering one reception for 8 yards. Palmer originally signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Clemson in 2010. In three seasons with the Falcons (2010-12), Palmer started 5-of-43 games played during the regular season.