Saints could cut Lance Moore in offseason

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The Saints are facing salary cap angst and could end up cutting Lance Moore in the offseason.

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore could be a cap casualty in the offseason, according to ESPN's Mike Triplett.

The Saints are projected to be over the salary cap next year and will have to cut or restructure the contracts of several players to get under it. They're also trying to open up the checkbook to re-sign tight end Jimmy Graham. Moore is set to make $3.8 million in salary and bonuses in 2014, and turns 31 in August.

Moore has seen a declining role in the Saints' offense, falling behind rookie Kenny Stills on the depth chart. He has just 33 catches for 384 yards and a touchdown, and missed three games with an injury. He has spent his entire eight-year career with the Saints. Moore's best year came in 2008, when he recorded 10 touchdowns and 928 yards on 79 catches. He could find himself lost in the shuffle when the Saints try to get out of salary cap purgatory.

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