Steelers sign WR Lance Moore to 2 yr contract. Eases loss of Cotchery— Bob Pompeani (@KDPomp) March 21, 2014
Granted, it's going a different direction from the alleged "Tall Decree" mandated from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, but Lance's Moore's 2-year contract to replace Jerricho Cotchery in the slot isn't a bad move.
Moore's reliability as a receiver within the Saints pass-heavy offense earned him a solid reputation around the league. Injuries and a somewhat dampered down offense in 2013 slowed down his production, but if he's able to recover around his 1,041 yard form of 2012, the Steelers may have acquired a steal in free agency.
Realistically, they picked up a solid slot option go to alongside the versatile Antonio Brown and the developing Markus Wheaton. Moore will serve as a complimentary receiver in the team's intermediate passing game as they look to become a more run-oriented team.
If he costs less than Cotchery and performs at or around the same level, it's a big win for the cap-strapped Steelers.
Update: Moore is getting about half of what the Panthers gave Cotchery.
Excited to be a part of #steelernation Couldn't ask for a better organization to continue my career with!— Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) March 21, 2014