Moore announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday.
Moore hangs up his cleats just days after signing with the Falcons, yet he spent most of his career with the division rival Saints, for whom he scored 10 touchdowns in 2008 and won the Super Bowl in 2009. In total, Moore spent eight of his 10 NFL seasons in New Orleans after entering the league as an undrafted rookie from Toledo, while finishing his career with 389 catches for 4,816 receiving yards and 44 scores.
Moore signed with the Falcons on Friday, Adam Caplan of ESPN.com reports.
Moore joins a receiving corp in Atlanta led by Julio Jones, Mohammed Sanu, and Justin Hardy. It seems unlikely Moore, at 32, will uproot any of the designated starters, but he could add a veteran presence on the bottom of the depth chart. Last season with the Lions, he recorded 29 receptions for 337 yards and four touchdowns.
Moore is one of three veteran wideouts slated to work out for the Chargers on Tuesday, the San Diego Union Tribune reports.
The team is also taking a look at James Jones and Brian Hartline and we wouldn't be surprised to see one of them added by the Chargers in the wake of the news that Stevie Johnson is dealing with a meniscus injury that will cost him some time. Moore, who turns 33 at the end of this month, could be a decent fit for the Chargers, given that he could fill a slot role for the team. The veteran caught 29 passes for 337 yards and four TDs in 14 games last year, his first and only season with the Lions.
Moore completed the 2015 season with 29 catches off of 43 targets for 337 yards and four touchdowns.
Moore ended 2015 ranked fifth on the team in most receiving categories, including catches, targets and yards. His seven receptions of at least 20 yards tied him with Golden Tate and Theo Riddick for second on the team. Moore had a nice little run from Weeks 5 through 10, during which he caught four touchdowns in five games. In his five games following, he managed just four catches total as the second-year receiver TJ Jones began making his presence felt. Moore was brought in this offseason due to his familiarity with former offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi's scheme. With Lombardi now out of town, it wouldn't be a surprise to see Moore join him as the Lions look toward the future at receiver.
Moore (ankle) is listed as active Monday in New Orleans, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
After missing two games due to an ankle injury, Moore practiced in full all week, blazing a trail for his return to the lineup. He's only been targeted more than three times in four of 11 outings this season, but in his first game at the Superdome since leaving New Orleans after the 2013 season, he'll aim to join the many wideouts that have reached the end zone against the Saints this season (21 times in all).
Moore (ankle) is probable for Monday's game against the Saints.
Moore, who missed the last two games due to an ankle injury, was able to fully practice all week, so there wasn't much concern over his availability for Monday's game. He's seen his number fall off the cliff since a five catch, 106 yard explosion in Week 6, but he could see an uptick in usage against a Saints secondary that has allowed 13.9 YPC and 21 touchdowns to wide receivers this season.
Moore (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Moore appears on pace to return from a two-game absence, which was spurred by an ankle injury. The Lions could use his presence in the slot Sunday versus a Saints defense that has yielded 13.9 YPC and 21 touchdowns to opposing wide receivers in the current campaign.
Moore (ankle) is listed as inactive Sunday at St. Louis, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
Moore will remain sidelined for a second consecutive week as a result of an ankle injury, giving TJ Jones and even Corey Fuller another chance to be factors in the Lions' passing attack.
Moore (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in St. Louis.
All eight players on the Detroit injury report are listed as questionable, and while the other guys all seem likely to play, Moore is in real danger of missing a second straight game. He was limited at practice all week, and another absence would leave T.J. Jones as the No. 3 wide receiver.
Moore (ankle) was limited at practice Wednesday, the Lions' official site reports.
After sustaining an ankle injury on Thanksgiving, Moore was sidelined in the Lions' last tilt Thursday against the Packers. Fitting in some reps this Wednesday is a step in the right direction, but even when healthy, he's no better than the fifth receiving option considered by Matthew Stafford.
Moore (ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday's contest against the Packers, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
Despite sitting out practice Monday, Moore expressed optimism with his ankle injury, but in the end, he wasn't afforded enough time to recover. In his stead, T.J. Jones will fill in as the No. 3 wide receiver, though Corey Fuller should also experience an uptick in snaps.
Moore (ankle) didn't practice Monday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports. "Ankle is feeling better," he said. "Every day has been feeling better. To go from where I came from after the game to today is extremely encouraging and I'm just trying to do whatever I can to get back as soon as I can."
Moore exited the Lions' Thanksgiving day tilt due to an ankle injury and has yet to step foot on the field. However, his comments indicate that the ankle is recovering quickly, giving him a chance to play Thursday against the Packers. If he's unable to suit up, T.J. Jones will serve as the No. 3 wide receiver.
Moore caught a 14-yard pass on his lone target in Thursday's win over the Eagles.
From Weeks 5 to 10, Moore found the end zone four times in five games. In the two games since, he has just two catches off of three targets. The Lions appear to be more of a two-receiver team under new offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter, heavily relient on the backs and tight ends. During Thursday's game, Moore's 23 total snaps trailed that of fullback Michael Burton, according to Pro Football Focus. He should remain out of lineups until further notice.
Moore recorded a 14-yard catch on his only target before leaving Thursday's win over the Eagles with an ankle injury, the Detroit News reports.
Moore will thus look to bounce back from the injury in advance of the team's Dec. 3 contest against the Packers. The veteran wideout enjoyed a bit of a roll earlier this season, but he's now logged two straight quiet fantasy efforts.
Moore caught one pass off of two targets for 21 yards in Sunday's win over Oakland.
Moore had scored touchdowns in four of five games entering Sunday, but delivered his second worst performance of the season against the Raiders. Moore has developed a rapport with Matthew Stafford, leading the Lions in touchdown catches. Without touchdowns, however, Moore doesn't have much value, tallying more than three catches in a game just twice all year. His nose for the end zone makes him an intriguing player, but his lack of supplemental production limits him to a buyer-beware pick-up.
Moore three passes off of six targets for 29 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over Green Bay.
Through nine games, the Lions' leader in receiving touchdowns is not Calvin Johnson or Eric Ebron or Golden Tate. It's Lance Moore. Moore, who caught all of eight passes during the first four games of the season, has now scored in four of the Lions' last five games. The veteran slot man has topped 55 yards just once this season, but may be worth a pickup in case he's able to keep up his scoring pace.
Moore caught three passes off of three targets for 29 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to Kansas City.
Moore turned up the right sideline during a Matthew Stafford scramble, hauled in the pass and rolled into the end zone for the Lions' only touchdown of the game. He is now tied with Calvin Johnson and Eric Ebron for the team lead in touchdowns with three. Moore came aboard to provide a veteran presence to the Lions' offense and to help his teammates with former offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi's scheme. Instead, the 32-year-old slot man has become a scoring threat and a deep target, his six catches of 20 or more yards ranking second on the team behind Johnson's eight.
Moore was not targeted in Sunday's loss to Minnesota.
After collecting 11 receptions and two touchdowns over the previous two weeks, Moore didn't see a pass come his way on Sunday. One of Moore's greatest values on the Lions was his familiarity with former offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi's scheme dating back to their time together in New Orleans. With Jim Bob Cooter, who worked as an assistant under head coach Jim Caldwell in Indianapolis, taking over the offense, that value may be minimized. Any interest in Moore should be suspended until the new-look Lions offense shows its colors.
Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi is impressed with Moore's feel for the game, David Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
After catching eight passes on 14 targets through the first four weeks of the season, Moore has snagged 11 passes off of 14 targets in the last two games, scoring both of his 2015 touchdowns in the process. Moore may be the Lions player most familiar with Lombardi's offense dating back to the two's time in New Orleans. His understanding of the scheme, and the Lions' dependence on throwing the ball, may have turned Moore into quarterback Matthew Stafford's new security blanket.
Moore snagged five catches off of six targets for 106 yards and a score in Sunday's win over Chicago.
Sunday was Moore's first 100-yard game since Week 17 of the 2012 season. Moore now has as many targets over the past two weeks, 14, as he did in the first four weeks of the season combined. His role as the team's slot receiver has expanded with the absence of tight end Eric Ebron and it will be interesting to see how the offense operates and how Moore's role changes upon the second-year tight end's return sometime in the weeks ahead.
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