Saints release WR Moore

Updated: 3/07 5:17 pm

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Metairie, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New Orleans Saints released veteran wide receiver Lance Moore on Friday.

Moore, who has spent all nine of his NFL seasons in New Orleans, caught the go-ahead touchdown in the Saints' Super Bowl XLIV win.

The undrafted Toledo product caught 65 passes for a career-high 1,041 yards in 2012, but saw his production drop in 2013 with the emergence of rookie wide receiver Kenny Stills.

Moore started just five games in 2013, catching 37 passes for 457 yards and two touchdowns.

"Just like some of the decisions we made on the defensive side of the ball a few weeks ago, this move today is just as difficult," Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said.

"Lance was very important to our productivity on offense and our success as a team overall. He joined us in the middle of the 2005 season and progressed from the practice squad to becoming one of the most productive receivers in the history of our franchise and helping us win a Super Bowl and reach the postseason five times. You couldn't ask for more from Lance both on and off the field and we wish him the best of luck."

Over 101 career games, Moore has caught 346 passes for 4,281 yards and 38 touchdowns.

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