A Potential Falcons Free Agent: Wide Receiver Lance Moore

NEW ORLEANS - OCTOBER 24: Lance Moore #16 of the New Orleans Saints in action during the game against the Cleveland Browns at the Louisiana Superdome on October 24 2010 in New Orleans Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Lance Moore

You gotta at least kick the tires on a guy like Lance Moore.

Many of you will point out that he doesn't exactly address the team's need for a depth threat, and I'm not denying that. Others will point out that he's a Saint and therefore he's got a taint on him, but I ain't buying that feint.

Fact of the matter is, Moore is good. He was limited by off-season shoulder surgery in 2009, but in 2008 and 2010, he had a combined 165 catches, nearly 1,700 yards and 18 touchdowns. Consider that he was playing in an offense that had at least three other quality weapons in the passing game and you can see his potential to be prolific in Atlanta.

The downside? Moore means a lot to New Orleans, so prying him out of their roux-stained hands is going to be more costly than it otherwise might be. He's also a soon-to-be 28-year-old wide receiver who is basically Harry Douglas with inferior wheels and superior hands, so it's not like the Falcons are reinventing their square offensive wheel by bringing him in.

But hey, imagine how pissed Saints fans would be if Atlanta got him. That's worth its weight in gold right there.

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