The Lions have added a veteran wide receiver to their roster, agreeing to terms on with former Saint and Steeler Lance Moore, writes Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com. Moore’s deal with the Lions will be for one year, and while financial terms weren’t disclosed, I’d be surprised if it’s worth much more than the minimum after the wideout’s down year in 2014.
Moore, 31, caught just 14 balls for the Steelers last year, matching his lowest total since his rookie season. While Moore was never the focal point of New Orleans’ pass game, he had three seasons of 65+ receptions with the Saints, but saw his usage decline significantly in Pittsburgh. With Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant, and Markus Wheaton all ahead of him on the team’s depth chart, Moore played just 264 offensive snaps in 2014.
The veteran wideout hinted at season’s end that he’d like to join a club that would give him more playing time, and a report suggested he was seeking his release from the Steelers, despite having signed a two-year deal with the team last spring. Pittsburgh granted that request in early March.
Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate are firmly cemented at the top of the wide receiver depth chart in Detroit, but Moore should have an opportunity to compete for snaps and targets with players like Corey Fuller, Jeremy Ross, and Ryan Broyles.