Moore reunites with Saints

Published 12:01 am Friday, November 28, 2014

METAIRIE (AP) — Selfishly, receiver Lance Moore would have preferred to stay in New Orleans.

While the Saints did not mark his first NFL home, it was home.

Now, his home is in Pittsburgh.

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On Sunday, the Saints (4-7) play at the Steelers (7-4). For the first time since his nine seasons with the Saints, Moore will be on the opposite sideline.

It’s going to be one of those weird games, Moore said, playing against guys he’s gotten to know over nearly a decade. Moore is still in touch with plenty of former Saints teammates.

With the Steelers, Moore this season has caught 11 passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns.

“He’s the savvy veteran that we expected him to be. He’s a low maintenance guy, he’s extremely professional, he’s smart, he comes with good ideas, he knows all of the positions. He’s very versatile in that way and we’ve had to utilize him in that way because he is playing with some young people.”

Moore was a part of the Saints decent then accent, from watching a three-win season on the sideline in 2005 to the Super Bowl XLIV season of four seasons later.

“I don’t think that anything could compare to that feeling,” said Moore, whom the Saints released during the offseason.

“After that game ended and the confetti falling down on us, sharing that moment with not only our teammates and coaches, but the fans that were there and our friends and family that were there, and then bringing it back to New Orleans – and then keeping up with the Super Bowl was that Super Bowl parade. That whole experience was awesome.”

He also helped to mentor a new group of young Saints receivers, including second-year pro Kenny Stills, who he shared TD celebrations with, blending fun with the facts of how to be a pro.