New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore sat out practice today due to a hamstring injury. Moore is the Saints’ number two receiver and has been having a solid season so far as he has been very reliable.
Through four games Moore has made 19 receptions for 267 yards and two touchdowns. Furthermore, Moore was targeted 15 times in the Saints week four loss to the Green Bay Packers. Moore is a favorite of quarterback Drew Brees so if he misses the week five game against the San Diego Chargers another receiver will have to step up.
However, the extent of Moore’s hamstring injury is not known and perhaps only missed practice to rest up. As of right now Moore is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Chargers but I fully expect him to be available.
Moore has been very consistent this season but he has the ability to have breakout games this season. If Moore does play I think he might even have a little spring in his step and some extra motivation.
Moore is assuming the role that Chargers wide receiver Robert Meachem had last season for the Saints. Moore is having a better season than Meachem but I would expect him to have a big game and outdo his former teammate. Moore has done a great job in Meachem’s old role and has really proven to the Saints that they should not be missing Meachem at all.
Moore’s injury does not seem that serious but if it proves to be lingering the Saints might play on the side of caution and rest him this week. However, Moore’s status will be re-evaluated on Thursday and from there the Saints will determine if he plays.
I would expect Moore to play on Sunday and he could potentially have his best game of the season.