Saints QB Drew Brees Heaps Praise On Former WR Lance Moore

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now trying to find a free agent replacement for veteran wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery, who signed Thursday with the Carolina Panthers. This past week, they had former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore in a for a visit and on Thursday, his former quarterback Drew Brees spoke highly of the University of Toledo product in an interview on the NFL Network.

“(Moore) was always an unsung hero. … Lance was just the quiet guy who just made plays and did what we asked him to do. I can think of so many big plays he had for us in his career,” Brees said.

Brees then threw another compliment at his former teammate.

“It’s all rushing through my mind right now. You enjoy coming to work every day to be around guys like Lance.”

We wouldn’t expect Brees to dog on Moore, but his comments really seem sincere.

The Steelers don’t need Brees to tell them what kind of person and teammate Moore is, however, as backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski was a teammate of his at Toledo.

Moore, who was released by the Saints earlier this month, caught 37 passes last season for 457 yards and two touchdowns. He did, however, miss three games due to a wrist injury.

Prior to him being released by the Saints, Moore scheduled to earn a base salary of $3.8 million in 2014, along with an $500,000 roster bonus due on March 25. It is unknown what the Steelers may or may not have offered him, but being as he will turn 31 in August, one would think he would expect to get close to what Cotchery received from the Panthers.

  • steeltown

    I think everyone has been praising Lance Moore for his on the field and off the field contributions…well, everyone except some Steeler die hards, but New Orleans players and fans love this guy. I hope we can get him signed. It’s a position that is in need of quality depth.

  • PA2AK

    Some guys just aren’t happy until the time period between winning a Super Bowl and that years start of free agency.

  • PA2AK

    just saw they agreed to terms! nice pick-up. now go get that dang DE!

  • PA2AK

    if so…I keep coming around to the idea of Ebron…

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  • kamil

    Nice pick we hit rhe draft with ready to play prospects cb,dennard, 2nd benjamin, mocrief maravious bryant, 3rd cb / lb terrance brooks, cb/s josh mauro 4th or 5th

  • Steelmill 74

    This is a very good FA pick up. A need and role filled for 2014 as long as he stays healthy.

  • LucasY59

    Since he was released by the Saints he won’t count against the Steelers getting a comp for losing Sanders and Cotchery, that makes the signing sound a little better to me, I’m hoping he is the 4th best WR for the Steelers this year (I’m not against him having a good year I just hope Wheaton and a (most likely early) Draft pick have better seasons than Moore)

  • Reg Sayhitodabadguy Hunt

    I hope they all have similar good seasons which means ben is not getting killed and line is playing great giving ben some time

  • alex

    build thru the draft, and if 2014 is weak then the FO is in trouble…