December 16, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore (16) celebrates after a first down catch against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints could release Lance Moore in offseason

The New Orleans Saints have several looming decisions to make during the upcoming offseason, most of which will involve a player either restructuring their deal or being released.

One such player who’ll be on the chopping block is wide receiver Lance Moore, who according to Mike Triplett is a candidate to be let go at season end:

Also, defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley’s price tag is awfully high for a guy who plays a limited role on defense (due $4.5 million in salary and bonuses). And the same might be true for receiver Lance Moore (due $3.8 million in salary and bonuses), whose role has diminished this year.

New Orleans will need to keep their elevating cap number down and few players have been less productive than Moore this season who only has 33 catches for 384 yards and a touchdown.

Moore is relatively replaceable, especially with Brees under center so there’s little reason to bring him back at his current cost. It’s possible the two sides may work out a smaller contract but Moore has only one season over 1,000 yards and has taken a backseat in the offense this year, which suggests a release may be a more reasonable option.

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