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.