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Moore, who sat out the Steelers' preseason finale against the Panthers with an unspecified minor injury, is expected to be ready for Sunday's game against the Browns, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

We'll track Moore's practice participation in the coming days, but assuming his health, he is in line to see slot duties in the Pittsburgh offense out of the gate.

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Moore (unspecified issue) was scratched for Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

With Moore sidelined, Justin Brown started in the Steelers' three-receiver formation on offense, along with Markus Wheaton and Antonio Brown. Assuming the issue that kept him out of Thursday's contest is not a major one, Moore is on track to work primarily out of the slot in the Steelers' offense.

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Moore had no catches on one target in Saturday's preseason opener against the Giants.

Moore's lone target came in the red zone, which doesn't figure to be his area of expertise this season. There's been some talk that Moore needs to hold off Justin Brown for the third spot on the depth chart, but it's also possible that the former Saint will push Markus Wheaton for the No. 2 slotting. It's hard to imagine Moore actually falling to fourth on the depth chart.

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ESPN Steelers reporter Scott Brown says Lance Moore "stood out as much as any player" during offseason practices.

Moore has proven to a quick study in Todd Haley's scheme, which isn't surprising for a savvy eight-year veteran. We're still skeptical he'll be effective in replacing Jerricho Cotchery. The 5'9/182 Moore won't have the same red-zone impact as the 6'1/200 Cotchery, and had separation issues in his age-30 season in New Orleans. We'd rather take a flier on likely starting "X" Markus Wheaton.

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Steelers signed WR Lance Moore to a two-year contract.

Moore, who turns 31 before the season, played behind rookie Kenny Stills in New Orleans last year, recording a 37-457-2 stat line across 13 appearances. He generally looked to be running out of gas, and was released by the Saints in early March. Moore had a few nice seasons with Drew Brees, but is a 5-foot-9, 182-pound possession receiver who won't cure Pittsburgh's red-zone woes. Moore is an uninspiring option to replace Jerricho Cotchery.

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Free agent Lance Moore's visit with the Steelers ended without a contract.

Moore is considered a fallback option for the Steelers if they can't retain free agent Jerricho Cotchery. Right now, Cotchery is reportedly leaning toward the Panthers.

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The Boston Globe reports the Patriots have "checked out" free agent Lance Moore.

New England is also sniffing around Jason Avant and Kenny Britt, even after re-upping Julian Edelman and signing Brandon LaFell. Moore will visit the Steelers on Tuesday, his first trip since being released by the Saints two weeks ago. He's a sure pair of hands but has little-to-no playmaking ability at 30 years old.

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The Steelers will host free agent Lance Moore on Tuesday.

It'll be Moore's first visit of free agency. He's a possible fallback option if the Steelers miss out on re-signing Jerricho Cotchery, who is visiting the Panthers on Monday. Moore, 30, is a limited-talent possession receiver.

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Saints released WR Lance Moore.

Moore hinted at his release Friday morning. The Saints tried to trade him, but nobody was willing to take on his $3.6 million. New Orleans saves over $2.531 million against the cap with the move but eats over $2.537 million in dead money. Moore was the longest-tenured Saints prior to his release. At 31 (in August) and a product of Drew Brees and Sean Payton, we don't anticipate a hot market.

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Lance Moore indicated on Twitter that he's been released by the Saints.