Free agent tight end Foster Moreau has announced that he is stepping away from football after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. Moreau, who was drafted in 2019 and has only played for the Las Vegas Raiders so far, was visiting with the New Orleans Saints when the team's medical staff found out about his cancer.
"Through somewhat of a miraculous process, this free agency period has been life-changing for me. During a routine physical conducted by the Saints' medical team down in New Orleans, I've come to learn that I have Hodgkin's lymphoma, and will be stepping away from football At this time to fight a new opponent: Cancer.
I'm grateful for the support and thankful for [the] people who have stood firm with me. There hasn't been a single step I've taken without hundreds of people lighting the path before me, and I will continue to seek their guidance.
That being said, I'll go kick this thing's ass and get back to doing what I love! AMDG!" Moreau tweeted.
at this time to fight a new opponent: Cancer. I’m grateful for the support and thankful for people who have stood firm with me.
There hasn’t been a single step I’ve taken without hundreds of people lighting the path before me, and I will continue to seek their guidance. (2/3) — Foster Moreau (@fhmoreau) March 22, 2023
Moreau was hoping to join his former teammate in New Orleans
In his first four seasons in the NFL, Moreau had Derek Carr as his quarterback.
After the 2022 season ended, the Raiders released Carr, who recently signed with the Saints. Moreau was visiting with the Saints and hoping to join his ex-teammate but then he received the unfortunate news. The Saints have made some notable moves this offseason and they were also hoping to add Moreau.
Recently, Saints legend Drew Brees approved the Saints' decision to sign Carr. “I think it’s a great fit. I think it’s a great fit for him, great fit for the Saints. I’ve always been impressed with Derek Carr.
I think he’s been in a pretty dysfunctional situation, I think we all recognize that. Look at all that’s happened to the Raiders from a personnel perspective, all the controversy, I think he’s caught the brunt of that unfairly in a lot of ways," Brees said recently.