New Orleans native and former LSU Tigers football player is coming home to play for the New Orleans Saints in 2023 after a battle with cancer.
After being drafted to the Raiders four years ago, Foster Moreau is making his return to the Bayou, inking a three-year, $12 million deal with the New Orleans Saints. The deal includes $8 million fully guaranteed with up to $3 million in incentives.
A few months ago, Moreau visited with the Saints and went through a routine physical. During his physical, Saints doctors diagnosed him with Hodgkins Lymphoma, a form of cancer. Luckily, they caught it early, and he was able to begin treatment immediately.
It was originally thought Moreau could return by October of 2023, but Wednesday, it was announced that he was signing with the Saints with the expectation he can resume play immediately.
It’s more than likely that the Saints will ease Moreau into football activity, but he should have the green light to be a full participant by training camp.
Moreau played his high school ball at Jesuit high school before joining the LSU Tigers to play his college ball. He recorded 46 catches for 550 yards and five touchdowns in his final two seasons in Death Valley. Although his receiving stats don’t jump out at you, he was one of the best blockers in his tight end class, which resulted in him being selected in the fourth round by the Raiders in the 2018 NFL Draft.
In four seasons in Vegas, he accumulated 91 catches for 1,107 yards and 12 touchdowns behind now New York Giant, Darren Waller.
Moreau had offers on the tables from other teams, but it seems he always had his eyes set on coming home to New Orleans. He reunites with his former Raiders teammate, Derek Carr, and will get to play for his home state.
The LSU Tigers alum made a promise on twitter that he would kick cancers butt and get back to doing what he loves, and he’s done just that. All LSU fans will be rooting for him, and it makes it even easier now that he’s back home.