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Steelers WR Lance Moore Seeks Release From Team

Count another unhappy Steelers player who seems to want to take his ball and go home.

Like now Super Bowl Champion RB LeGarrette Blount, who magically found his way off the Steelers and on the Patriots, another 2014 free agent wants out, that being wide out Lance Moore.

Reports say that Moore has asked for his release from the Steelers, this after grabbing just 14 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns.

The Steelers inked Moore last March when it looked like the wide out core could be in some trouble after the team lost Emmanuel Sanders to free agency.

Moore though got hurt early, and never seemed comfortable in the Steelers offense, and eventually took a backseat to young wide outs like Markus Wheaton and draft pick Martavis Bryant.

The Steelers will have to eat $322,500 on the cap this upcoming season if they let Moore walk. He originally inked a two-year deal with the team for two-years at $3 million.

Bottom line, if he wants out – let him walk. At 31 he’s not going to get much better, and if he’s got a bad attitude about the Steelers, he can find employment elsewhere.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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  1. DrGeorge

    February 2, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Matt, please explain the rule that requires the Steelers to absorb $322k on the cap if Moore decides not to play next year. If we cut the guy, it’s one thing, but if he decides to walk, why should the club be doubly penalized? I am not questioning your statement; I am just not aware of the rule. If it has to do with guaranteed money, why not ask Moore to repay the money on a pro-rata basis?

    One would think that the Steelers could trade Moore for draft picks as a way out of the dilemma, but at his age, I doubt that there is much demand for his services. The Steelers themselves picked him up as an insurance policy, and that is essentially what they got.

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