As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers parted ways with wide receiver Lance Moore Monday.
Moore, who was signed to a two year contract worth $3 million last offseason, was scheduled to earn a base salary of $1.5 million in 2015. Releasing him results in a dead money charge of $322,500 this year.
The release of Moore will clear $1.5 million in salary cap space prior to displacement in the top 51 salaries.
Moore appeared in 14 games last season for the Steelers and caught 14 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns. Moore missed the first two games of the season with a groin injury.
Moore spent his first nine seasons in the league with New Orleans Saints and there’s a good chance he ends up back there with them in 2015 on a one-year deal.
With Moore now gone and fellow wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey slated to be an unrestricted free agent on March 10, the team needs to figure out who will be their No. 4 wide receiver next season behind Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton and Martavis Bryant. The team did keep undrafted free agent C.J. Goodwin on their practice all of last season and have since re-signed him to a futures deal.