Lions News: WR Lance Moore Comes With Very Little Financial Risk

The Detroit Lions' signing of former New Orleans Saints WR Lance Moore last week stands as a prototypical low-risk move that could reap huge benefits.

Here's Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press with the report:

When the Detroit Lions signed Lance Moore last week, many guessed that he would take over as the team's No. 3 receiver because of his familiarity with Joe Lombardi's offense.

But details of Moore's contract have emerged, and his one-year, $1.05-million pact hardly locks him into a roster spot this fall.

Moore, who was cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers in March, got a minimum salary benefit deal that will pay him a $970,000 base salary if he makes the team. He got a $40,000 signing bonus and can earn a $40,000 roster bonus if he's on the Lions' 53-man roster for Week 1 of the regular season.

Another key financial tidbit for the Lions is that Moore's deal counts for just $665,000 against their 2015 cap number.

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