Saints fans are buzzing about the release of at least one star player.
First Lance Moore sent a suggestive tweet, then came the official press release from the Saints about Moore’s release from the franchise.
WGNO News Reporter Darian Trotter has details and reaction from disappointed sports fan.
Arguably it’s been a sad day in Saints-Nation.
Executive Vice President / and General Manager Mickey Loomis announced the termination of Lance Moore’s contract.
“Does it stink to lose lance Moore? Of course it does but Mickey Loomis and Sean Payton put together a Super Bowl-winning team and I trust them to do their job,” sports fan Corey Gallagher said.
Saints owner Tom Benson released a statement saying, “Lance Moore came to use as a rookie and over nine years he made an outstanding contribution to our franchise.” “His performance has earned the respect of our entire organization and fans; and we thank him for everything.”
In addition to his work on the field Moore has made significant contributions through the work of the Lance Moore Community Care Foundation.
“Just because he leaves doesn’t necessarily mean he’s going to shut down all of his programs,” sports fan Sam Senter said. “So if he sticks around and is beneficial to the city I say more power to it.”
Disappointed fans are posting comments about Moore on the WGNO Facebook page.
One writes….. “Very disappointed. He was by far my favorite player. He will be missed,” Patricia Dolce Tarride.
Another says…. “Pathetic. Wouldn’t have made it to, or won the Super Bowl without him,” Barbara Ripple-Rodeheaver.
Then, there’s a long list of well wishes; like, “We love you lance Moore! You’ll always be a Saint,” Robin Tittle-Williams.
“We’re family to them and they’re family to us.” “They’re an extension of our family,” Gallagher said.
Just as sports fan first caught wind of Moore’s imminent departure via Tweeter, soon after the Saints Organization confirmed their fears about Moore, Saints running back Darren Sproles Tweeted, “Thank you New Orleans for your support over the past three years! I will always be forever grateful. #WHODAT
Sports fans speculate there will soon be more players released.
“There’s no two ways about it. We can’t keep superstar players and keep under the salary cap it’s just not going to happen,” Gallagher said.
The Saints Organization had not confirmed Darren Sproles’ release late Friday night.