Lance Moore will retire from the NFL as a New Orleans Saint, the team announced Tuesday.
“I’m really happy that I was able to close the chapter of my playing career as a member of the New Orleans Saints,” said Moore. “It was an honor for me to be a member of the Saints and I’ll always remember the special bond that our players had with each other as teammates, as well as with what I think is the best fan base in the NFL, which helped us reach new heights. I am also very appreciative of my coaches, both in New Orleans and throughout my playing career and my family, who helped me grow as both a person and as a player.”
“It was an honor and pleasure to see Lance grow and evolve from competing for a roster spot and spending time on our practice squad to developing into one of our most valuable and clutch players on offense, as well as a valuable leader off the field and an asset to our community as a whole," said Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis. "It is fitting that a player of Lance’s caliber ends his storybook career where he made his greatest impact as a member of the New Orleans Saints.”
“During my time coaching him, Lance Moore was emblematic of what it meant to be a New Orleans Saint,” said Saints Head Coach Sean Payton. “Lance is the blueprint of what we look for in a member of this football team and organization, despite being undrafted out of Toledo and starting out as a member of the practice squad, he was an integral part of our success as a member of the team."
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