The Falcons have announced the signing of veteran Lance Moore, who was one of the more notable wide receivers remaining on the open market.
Moore, who turns 33 later this month, auditioned for the Chargers recently before the team ultimately went with James Jones to fill the gap while Stevie Johnson is sidelined. Now, he’ll try his luck in Atlanta.
The Falcons are familiar with Moore, who had been one of the longest-tenured Saints, acting as a target for Drew Brees‘ for years before he was released by the team in March 2014. In 2013, Moore’s receptions (37), receiving yards (457), and receiving touchdowns (two) were his worst totals since an injury-plagued 2009. Unfortunately, things didn’t pick up when he joined the Steelers. In 2014, he caught just 14 balls with Pittsburgh, matching his lowest total since his rookie year. Following that disappointing season, he asked for his release and then hooked on with the Lions. Things didn’t get much better as he caught 29 passes for 337 yards and four touchdowns.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk first reported the signing. Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.