Veteran WR Moore retires 3 days after signing with Falcons

FILE - This is a 2015 file photo showing Lance Moore when he was with the Detroit Lions NFL football team. Veteran wide receiver Lance Moore has retired three days after signing as a free agent with the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons announced Moore's retirement before Monday's, Aug. 8, 2016, practice. (AP Photo/File)
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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Veteran wide receiver Lance Moore has retired three days after signing as a free agent with the Atlanta Falcons.

The Falcons announced Moore's retirement before Monday's practice.

Moore, the former longtime New Orleans Saints receiver, signed Friday to compete for the No. 5 spot at his position. He was competing for a spot behind Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu, Justin Hardy, Eric Weems and possibly rookie Devin Fuller.

The 32-year-old Moore had 389 career receptions for 4,816 yards and 44 touchdowns in eight years with New Orleans. He had a combined 43 catches the last two years with Pittsburgh and Detroit.

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