Wide receiver Lance Moore caught 183 passes for the Saints from 2010 to 2012, but slumped to 37 catches in his final year in New Orleans in 2013.
Things didn’t go any better for him in Pittsburgh last year. Moore fell all the way to 14 catches for a Steelers team that didn’t have many snaps to offer him on offense during the 2014 season. As a result, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Moore has requested his release from the second year of the contract.
Moore hinted he was feeling this way after the Steelers lost to the Ravens in the playoffs.
“I just want to play … whether that’s here or somewhere else. I’d love to be here, I’d love to be a part of this offense, but I think those are decisions that have to be made down the line,” Moore said.
The Steelers would be left with a little dead money on the cap if they backed out of the deal, but Moore was mostly dead weight on the roster so Moore may see his wish granted in the near future.