The Pittsburgh Steelers continued preparing for free agency Mondahy by releasing WR Lance Moore. The 10 year veteran wideout requested his release earlier this offseason and the Steelers obliged by releasing him prior to the start of free agency which officially begins March 10th. His release will free up $1.5 million dollars towards the team's current salary cap situation.
Moore was brought to Pittsburgh to replace the veteran production Jerricho Cotchery brought to the team in 2013, but an early groin injury and a visible rift with coaching staff left Moore watching more than playing in crucial games for the Steelers in 2014.
In 2014, Moore played in 14 games, caught 14 passes for a combined 198 yards and 2 touchdowns. Hardly the production the Steelers were expecting when signing the long-time New Orleans Saints WR in free agency last year.
With Moore out of the picture at the WR position, the Steelers' depth at wide receiver will be an area to watch this offseason. The current depth chart shows Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant, Markus Wheaton and Darrius Heyward-Bey as the only receivers currently on the team's roster.
Moore's release won't likely be the only move the Steelers make in the coming days as players like Troy Polamalu, James Harrison and Brett Keisel very well could learn their fate with the future of the Pittsburgh Steelers organization.