Moore hinted at his release Friday morning. The Saints tried to trade him, but nobody was willing to take on his $3.6 million. New Orleans saves over $2.531 million against the cap with the move but eats over $2.537 million in dead money. Moore was the longest-tenured Saints prior to his release. At 31 (in August) and a product of Drew Brees and Sean Payton, we don't anticipate a hot market.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports free agent DE Michael Johnson will be a "top target" for the Vikings.
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The Johnson-Vikings connection isn't a new one, but this is the first time we've really seen it in writing that the Vikings will actually pursue the pass rusher. At this stage of their respective careers, Johnson would qualify as a monster upgrade on free agent RE Jared Allen. Johnson is going to have plenty of suitors. With Greg Hardy off the market, Johnson's our top available 4-3 end.