The Detroit Lions have signed wide receiver Lance Moore to a one-year contract, according to Tim Twentyman of Lions Insider. The financial terms weren’t disclosed, but you have to assume that it’s not much more than the league minimum. Moore was released in March by the Pittsburgh Steelers, after signing a two-year, $3 million contract with the team last offseason.
The 31-year-old veteran caught just 14 passes last year in Pittsburgh, which is numbers that we haven’t seen since his rookie season. Moore spent nine seasons in New Orleans prior to arriving in Pittsburgh. He had 346 receptions for 4,281 yards and 38 touchdowns in those years with the Saints.
Moore best season was by far 2012, when he caught 65 passes for 1,041 yards and six touchdowns.
Moore was signed by New Orleans as an undrafted free agent out of Toledo and went on to finish among the top five receivers in Saints history in receptions and touchdowns.
Detroit offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi spent time in New Orleans as an offensive assistant and a quarterback coach from 2007-2013. Moore is very familiar with Lombardi which could be a positive for the Lions.