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16 Lance Moore WR
Height/Weight: 5-9/190 | Birthdate: 8/31/1983 | Birthplace: Columbus, OH, USA | Team: Pittsburgh | College: Toledo | NFL Experience: 9 | Owned/Started%: 6/0 | Average Draft Position: 162.33
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Lance Moore improving, hoping to return for Week 3


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) Steelers wide receiver Lance Moore (groin) was able to practice Monday, and he told ESPN.com he hopes to return to action in Week 3 against the Panthers

"I felt better today than I have in a number of weeks," Moore said. "That's encouraging and I'm looking forward to continuing getting better. Hopefully I'll feel better throughout the week and hopefully be ready to go on Sunday. That's my goal."

Moore has yet to play since suffering the injury in a preseason game Aug. 16, and is expected to be the team's No. 3 receiver when he does take the field. 


Steelers list inactives for Week 2


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) The Steelers have listed WR Martavis Bryant, WR Lance Moore, RB Dri Archer, DT Dan McCullers, OL Wesley Johnson, QB Landry Jones and OL Christopher Hubbard as inactive Week 2 against the Ravens. 

Bryant is the most surprising name on the list. He came into the game listed as probable due to a shoulder injury. Both Moore and Archer had already been ruled out prior to the game. 


Steelers release Week 2 injury report


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) The Steelers announced Wednesday running back Dri Archer (ankle) and wide receiver Lance Moore (groin) will not play Week 2 against the Ravens. 

The Steelers also listed wide receiver Martavis Bryant (shoulder), cornerback Brice McCain (groin), nose tackle Steve McLendon (stinger), safety Shamarko Thomas (Achilles, ankle) and offensive lineman Cody Wallace (finger, hamstring) as probable.


Injured Steelers questionable for Week 2


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2014) The Steelers have just three days off until their next game Thursday against the Ravens, which might not give their injured players enough time to get back on the field.

Coach Mike Tolmlin told reporters in his press conference Monday that running back Dri Archer and safety Shamarko Thomas both suffered ankle injuries in Week 1 against the Browns Sunday. Both players will be considered questionable for Week 2, along with wide receivers Martavis Bryant (shoulder) and Lance Moore (groin), and defensive back Brice McCain (groin) will also be questionable for Thursday after missing Sunday's game.


Steelers release list of Sunday inactives


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) As expected, wide receiver Lance Moore and cornerback Brice McCain have been ruled out by the Steelers for their opener against visiting Cleveland with groin injuries.

The only other injured non-offensive lineman who won't be on the field is wide receiver Martavis Bryant (shoulder). Nose tackle Daniel McCullers, quarterback Landry Jones and offensive linemen Chris Hubbard and Wesley Johnson are also inactive.


Lance Moore to sit out season opener vs. Browns


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Steelers wide receiver Lance Moore will have to wait another week before making his Pittsburgh debut. He was unable to practice Friday and ruled out for Week 1 against the Browns because of a nagging groin injury.

Lance Moore sits out preseason tuneup


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2014) Steelers will keep wide receiver Lance Moore sidelined for Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles due to a undisclosed issue, the NFL Network reports. With Moore sidelined, Justin Brown and Martavis Bryant should receive more snaps.

Moore has just one reception this preseason.

Steelers unveil initial depth chart


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) The Steelers released their initial depth chart on Sunday, just a few days before their first preseason game against the Giants.

At wide receiver, the listed second-year pro Markus Wheaton as the starter opposite of Antonio Brown. Lance Moore is listed as the primary backup to Wheaton, andJustin Brown is the primary backup to Brown.

At running back, the team listed newcomer LeGarrette Blount behind Le'Veon Bell, followed by Dri Archer and Tauren Poole.

Lance Moore can 'probably' take over for Cotchery


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/14/2014) Steelers receivers coach Richard Mann told the official team website that he thinks ex-Saints wideout Lance Moore has a shot to fill the slot for the team, replacing Jerricho Cotchery. 

"What he can do, and from what I've seen so far, he can probably fill the void that we had after losing Jerricho Cotchery," Mann said. "We have a couple of other guys we are looking at (in that role). We might have to jerry-rig a few things to get the blocking aspect of it, but as far as the passing game, I think we are going to be fine."

Moore had caught at least six touchdowns in each of his last three seasons prior to 2013 when he scored just two. Cotchery scored 10 touchdowns last year in that role for Pittsburgh. 


Lance Moore a standout at offseason practices


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Steelers free agent acquisition Lance Moore, who signed a two-year, $3 million contract in March, "stood out as much as any player during offseason practices," reports ESPN.com. The 30-year-old former Saint "proved to be a quick study while learning a new offense, and he could put up big numbers if opposing teams pay too much attention to Pro Bowler Antonio Brown," the report said.

Moore is locked in as the team's No. 3 receiver. As recently as 2012, Moore caught 65 balls for 1,041 yards and six touchdowns.


Haley confident in Steelers receiving corps


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/24/2014) The Steelers lost Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery this offseason as free agents, but offensive coordinator Todd Haley is confident in his group this year, reports ESPN.

In losing Sanders and Cotchery, the Steelers have to replace 1,342 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns, which could be hard to do.

"It's as deep a group as I've been around from top to bottom," Haley said. "I think some guys that are pretty good football players probably won't make the team."

The Steelers have Antonio Brown as their No. 1 option, and Markus Wheaton is penciled in as the other starter. Lance Moore was signed to take Cotchery's role as the No. 3 receiver, and rookie Martavis Bryant is competing with Darrius Heyward-Bey for the No. 4 spot. Justin Brown is also in the mix for a role.


Lance Moore to fill Cotchery's role on and off the field


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/17/2014) Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley believes veteran receiver Lance Moore will replace Jerricho Cotchery on the field as well as off of it

"He's a guy who has quickly grown on all of us," Haley told the official team website. "I have a good relationship with (Saints coach) Sean Payton, and so I got a lot of good scoop on him. He did a lot of great things for New Orleans. ... He's a smart guy, with a lot of savvy at the position, and even though you might look at him and think 'slot receiver,' he has the ability to play inside or outside. As a real smart player, he's going to understand multiple positions, which gives you a lot of flexibility on game days. Consistent. Dependable. And having lost a guy like Jerricho Cotchery, who was kind of the father figure of that receiver room, you can seamlessly move forward with a guy who will fall into that role, being the most experienced of the bunch."


Steelers choose WR Martavis Bryant in Round 4


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) With the 118th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers selected wide receiver Martavis Bryant from Clemson.

Standing at 6-foot-3, 211 pounds, Bryant dazzled at the combine with a 4.42 40-yard time. He had 42 receptions for 828 yards and seven touchdowns in 2013. He will join a crowded receiving group that includes Antonio Brown, Lance Moore, Markus Wheaton and Darrius Heyward-Bey.

Lance Moore adjusting to Big Ben's arm strength


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2014) New Steelers receiver Lance Moore is getting used to catching passes from Ben Roethlisberger, who has a more powerful arm than Drew Brees.

"I would say that Ben has a little bit stronger of an arm, maybe a lot stronger arm,” Moore told ESPN.com. “Just from the last couple of days with him here, that's something that kind of jumps out at me. If you are kind of lazy with your eyes the ball will zoom right past you. That's something that I will have to adjust to. I feel like the quarterback should never really have to adjust to the receiver."

Moore is expected to play mostly in the slot.


Steelers still plan to draft a receiver early


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2014) Despite signing free agent receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, the Steelers "will still take a wide receiver with one of their first three picks" in the draft, reports ESPN.com. Pittsburgh lost Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery in free agency while adding Lance Moore and Heyward-Bey.

The Steelers hope second-year wideout Markus Wheaton takes a big step forward and develops into a starter opposite Antonio Brown.


Steelers GM talks up Lance Moore


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) The Steelers' signing of 30-year-old receiver Lance Moore didn't make a big splash, but general manager Kevin Colbert said Moore will make a difference. He's a "very smart, experienced receiver," Colbert told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "There's still some good football left in Lance Moore."

Moore made at least 65 catches for the Saints in three of the past six seasons.


Steelers make Lance Moore signing official


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2014) The Steelers don't do much free agent shopping, but they did sign a fairly accomplished wide receiver in Lance Moore on Friday. Moore visited the team Thursday.

The 30 year old did himself no favors in his walk year of 2013 by having his least productive full season since 2007. Following up a year in which he racked up a career-best 1,041 receiving yards and six touchdowns, Moore managed just 37 catches for 457 yards and two scores.

His deal with Pittsburgh is for two years.


Lance Moore visits Steelers


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/20/2014) The Steelers had free agent receiver Lance Moore in for a visit Thursday, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, but he left without a contract.

Moore could be a fallback option for the Steelers now that Jerricho Cotchery signed with the Panthers. Moore had 37 catches for 457 yards and two touchdowns for the Saints in 2013.


Patriots checked out Lance Moore, Jason Avant


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2014) Still looking to add depth at receiver, the Patriots checked out free agents Lance Moore and Jason Avant in the past week, reports the Boston Globe. Moore is scheduled to visit the Steelers on Tuesday.

Steelers to host Lance Moore


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2014) Free agent receiver Lance Moore will visit the Steelers on Tuesday, reports NFL.com. The Saints cut Moore after a season in which he caught 37 passes for 457 yards and two touchdowns in 13 games.

Moore, 30, caught 22 touchdowns in the three previous seasons, producing 1,041 receiving yards as recently as 2012.


Lions could go after Lance Moore


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/7/2014) The Saints are releasing receiver Lance Moore on Friday, reports ESPN. And a possible landing spot for him could be the Lions, reports the Detroit Free Press.

That's because the Lions new offensive coordinator, Joe Lombardi, used to be with the Saints. And the Lions have a huge hole at receiver opposite Calvin Johnson.


Sounds like Lance Moore is done in New Orleans


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/7/2014) A day after a report suggested the Saints were shopping him, receiver Lance Moore thanked Saints fans for their love and support, insinuating that he is on his way off the roster. 

"Thank you New Orleans for an amazing nine years," Moore wrote from his official Twitter account. "Who Dat Nation, the best on earth!!!"

Moore was scheduled to count $5.1 million against the cap this season. Moore's role already took a hit last year as he played sparingly and caught just 37 passes for 457 yards and two scores. He missed three games in the process.


Saints shopping receiver Lance Moore


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/6/2014) The Saints are reportedly shopping wide receiver Lance Moore, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter

Moore is scheduled to count $5.1 million against the cap this season; if the Saints release him they would free up just over $2.5 million of space. He likely would have to accept a greatly reduced salary to return. 

Moore's role already took a hit last year as he played sparingly and caught just 37 passes for 457 yards and two scores. He missed three games in the process. 


Saints have some options at wide receiver


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/6/2014) With free agency on the horizon the Saints have some choices to make among their receivers. Robert Meachem is an unrestricted free agent, Joe Morgan is a restricted free agent and Lance Moore is a cap casualty based on his 2014 salary. 

Per the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Saints have already had contract discussions with Meachem and Morgan. One or both could be back on the roster; the paper speculates the team would rather go with Morgan than Meachem though either one could play the deep-ball receiver role. The Saints could also opt to cut Moore, who is due to count just over $5 million against the cap. 


Lance Moore in danger of being released


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2014) Saints receiver Lance Moore saw his role reduced in 2013, and with a salary cap number of $5.1 million for next season "his future with the Saints could be in question," reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The paper notes Moore, who missed three games with a wrist injury, played at least half the offensive snaps only once in the second half of the year.

Moore, who'll turn 31 in August, lost playing time to rookie Kenny Stills.