Lance Moore WR PIT 4 Months

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Saints are "shopping" Lance Moore.

Moore is coming off a brutal season, and will turn 31 before Week 1. Cutting him would create $2.5 million in cap space, but also $2.5 million in dead money. Moving on from Moore would leave the Saints low on veteran receiver depth behind Marques Colston.

Lance Moore WR PIT 5 Months

ESPN.com's Mike Triplett could see the Saints keeping Lance Moore and returning him to a more prominent role in 2014.

Moore is scheduled to count $5.1 million against the salary cap and would likely need to take a pay cut to return. He played on less than 50 percent of offensive snaps this past season, posting just a 37/457/2 line and missing three games due to injury. Releasing Moore would free up $2.53 million in cap savings, but leave the Saints with $2.54 million in dead money.

Lance Moore WR PIT 6 Months

The New Orleans Times-Picayune admits Lance Moore's future with the Saints is in question.

Moore, 30 next August, is scheduled to count $5.1 million against the 2014 salary cap. That's far too high after he posted just 457 yards and battled injuries this past season. Moore saw his role reduced considerably, as Kenny Stills emerged as a bigger playmaker at receiver. His salary isn't guaranteed.

Lance Moore WR PIT 6 Months

Lance Moore is scheduled to cost $5.1 million against the 2014 salary cap.

As beat writer Mike Triplett notes, it's an awfully high number for a 30-year-old who was a part-time player in his eighth season with the Saints. Moore set four-year lows in catches (37), yards (457) and touchdowns (2) while losing snaps to Kenny Stills. Expect a renegotiation that includes a pay cut on his $3.1 million 2014 base salary. The Saints are reportedly $12.5 million over the projected cap and still have to do a deal with free agent Jimmy Graham.

Lance Moore WR PIT 6 Months

Lance Moore caught two passes for 20 yards in New Orleans' Divisional Round loss to the Seahawks.

It was a fittingly quiet capper for Moore, who managed just 37 catches for 457 yards and two touchdowns in 13 games this season. All three totals were his fewest since an injury-marred 2009. Going on 31, Moore is due a non-guaranteed $3.1 million in 2014. He's a candidate for a pay-cut.

Lance Moore WR PIT 6 Months

Lance Moore caught two passes for 31 yards with a touchdown in Saturday's Wild Card win at Philadelphia.

Moore gave the Saints a 13-7 lead early in the third quarter as he found a hole in the backside of the Eagles' zone. Drew Brees came off his first few reads and hit his reliable veteran who waltzed in for the 24-yard score. Otherwise, it was another quiet game for Moore, who averaged just 2.8 catches for 35.1 yards with two touchdowns on the season. When the Saints played at Seattle in Week 13, Moore had two catches for 12 yards.

Lance Moore WR PIT 6 Months

Lance Moore caught four passes for 73 yards and one touchdown in Week 17 against the Bucs.

Moore was targeted five times on the day and beat Leonard Johnson for a 44-yard touchdown to open up the scoring in the first quarter. It was Moore's longest reception of the season. He wraps up the season with 37 catches for 457 yards and two touchdowns while serving as the Saints' "No. 2 receiver." Though Moore gets that label, he's nothing more than the fourth or fifth option in the passing game. Moore and the Saints take on the winners of the NFC East next Saturday night.

Lance Moore WR PIT 6 Months

ESPN Saints blogger Mike Triplett believes Lance Moore could be a candidate for offseason release.

Moore has played a limited role in the Saints' offense this season, struggling with both injuries and effectiveness. He enters Week 17 with just 33 catches for 384 yards and one touchdown, missing three games due to injury. With a $3.8 million cap number for 2014, Moore could be asked to take a pay cut at the very least. He's no higher than the No. 4 option in the passing game and is entering the declining stage of his career.

Lance Moore WR PIT 7 Months

Lance Moore caught three passes for 47 yards in New Orleans' Week 16 loss to the Panthers.

Moore has been a bigger part of the Saints' offense over the past three weeks, but still enters Week 17 with just 33 catches for 384 yards. He's having his worst season since 2007.

Lance Moore WR PIT 7 Months

Lance Moore caught six passes for 78 yards in Week 15 at St. Louis.

Moore was targeted seven times. He was left wide open for a 30-yard gain late in the fourth quarter and also had a touchdown wiped off the board due to a penalty against LT Charles Brown, who was eventually benched. The 78 yards for Moore is a new season-high. He's nothing more than a WR4/5. The Saints travel to Carolina next week.