Moreau isn't exactly an unknown quantity after four seasons and 12 touchdowns with the Raiders. Nobody quite knew when Moreau would be returning to football, however, after he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in the offseason. It would be impossible to know that detail based on his play in OTAs and minicamp. Moreau was a frequent target of quarterback Derek Carr throughout practice and participated in 11-on-11 drills without limitations. He worked with both the first and second team during OTAs and could compete with Juwan Johnson for snaps as the team's No. 1 or No. 2 tight end.
As seems to be the case every season since the Jimmy Graham years, the Saints TE situation looks like it will be muddy once again in 2023. Taysom Hill likely has the biggest ceiling, being that he will line up all over the field. Moreau and Johnson will look to cannibalize fantasy production away from one another, making them both undraftable.
Free agent tight end Foster Moreau, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma earlier this year, has agreed to a contract with the New Orleans Saints, the team announced Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed, but agent Joe Linta told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler that Moreau's contract is for three years and worth $12 million, including $8 million guaranteed and $3 million in incentives.
Moreau has the go-ahead to return to the football field next week. The Saints will begin their OTA sessions on May 23, although it's unclear yet how much he'll participate. The Saints have been in need of a veteran tight end after trading Adam Trautman to the Denver Broncos during the 2023 draft. Trautman told ESPN that he requested a trade in February and that the Saints brought in some veteran tight ends during free agency, including Moreau.
With Jarvis Landry also being ruled out, the only pass-catching option with serious fantasy consideration for New Orleans would be tight end Juwan Johnson. Feel confident popping him into the TE slot for Week 16.
The tweet added that Allen said Hill will, "still take some snaps from the quarterback position." So it looks like Hill could be up to his old tricks, much like when Drew Brees was the QB. Underhill did say Hill's primary position will be TE. Hill's potential at TE is yet to be determined, but any production could get a boost depending on how much time he'll see at QB.