Best Saints By The Numbers: #16
All summer long, we’re going to list the best players in New Orleans Saints history to wear every number, 00-99.
The pick: Lance Moore
This one is a little tough, as Tom Blanchard was a quality punter for the Saints for five seasons, from 1974-1978, finishing in the top ten each year, but our pick is going to be Moore, who played eight seasons for the organization, from 2006-2013.
Released by the Browns, Moore signed with the Saints, and was added to the practice squad.
A native of Westerville, Ohio, Moore spent time in NFL Europe in 2006, as well as four games with the Saints, before making the full-time roster in 2007.
From 2007-2013, Moore never missed a game, and eclipsed 60 catches three different times, including a career-high 79 catches in 2008, along with a career-best 1,041 receiving yards in 2,012.
The 5-foot-9, 177-pound Moore was waived by the Saints in 2014, before signing withe the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he caught 14 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns.
After being waived by the Steelers in March of 2015, Moore signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions.
In eight years with the Saints, Moore accumulated 346 catches for 4,281 yards and 38 touchdowns.
In nine career NFL seasons, Moore has totaled 360 receptions for 4,479 yards and 40 scores.