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Herman Moore, the Detroit Lion's all time leading reciever, is likely to be released June 1.
Moore hold virtually every recieving record for the Lions, including an NFL mark set in 1995 with 123 receptions in one season.
This move is a clear message that the new regime of Matt Millen and Co. aren't taking any hostages in the process of building this franchise into a winning team. Moore has spent his whole career with the Lions after being drafted in the first round in 1991. Possibly the greatest reciever Detroit has seen, its quite possible he ends his career elsewhere.
His expected salary for this year was $3.8 million, but in a classy move on Moore's part, he reduced his base salary to the veteran minimum or this year -- $750,000, thereby reducing the salary cap hit the Lions will inflict upon themselvs by releasing him.
"On the way out," Herman said, "I'm still willing to work with them."
Moore's agent Brad Blank said Herman is taking the news quite well, but Moore says the he was expecting the move to happen since he was put on the injured reserve early last season.
Thanks to Moore reducing his base salary and restructuring, the Lions will save roughly $3 million.
Moore's career numbers include 670 receptions, 9,174 yards and 62 touchdowns.
News and Notes
MLB Stephen Boyd, FS Kurt Schulz and DE Tracy Scroggins were all released today. Detroit made the moves in attempt to clear cap room as free-agency approaches. According to the team, the players could be re-signed at the right price,