In perhaps the most positive turn of events we could’ve thought of, a veteran tight end might not be done playing in the National Football League.
Former Las Vegas Raiders stand-out Foster Moreau has backpedaled in his decision to walk away from the game.
According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, he agreed to a three-year deal with the New Orleans Saints.
Quite the comeback in the works: TE Foster Moreau and the #Saints have agreed to terms on a three-year, $12-million deal including $8 million guaranteed and $3 million in incentives, agent @JLSports3 told ESPN.
Moreau has a positive diagnosis on his Hodgkin’s Lymphoma recovery… pic.twitter.com/W6E3qqOg4f
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) May 10, 2023
Notably, this was just a couple of months after Moreau announced that he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of cancer that begins in the white cells and can have a major impact on the lymphatic system.
Fowler adds that there were positive findings and an encouraging prognosis about his diagnosis, so he’s more than ready to take his talents back to the gridiron.
According to his agents and Fowler, Moreau’s deal with the Saints will be worth up to $12 million, with $8 million fully guaranteed and the rest in incentives.
Moreau will get to stay close to home, which is also obviously huge for his recovery.
He was born and raised in New Orleans and attended LSU from 2015 to 2019.
He was taken in the fourth round by the Las Vegas Raiders in 2019, hauling in 91 passes for 1,107 yards and 12 touchdowns during his time with the organization, and he’ll now be reunited with his former quarterback, Derek Carr.
The NFL community will most definitely hope that this is the end of the story between Moreau and his disease, and he’ll have plenty of familiar faces rooting for him next season.NEXT: Saints GM Expresses His Excitement About Rookie QB