Raiders tight end available as a free agent Following his announcement on Wednesday that he has Hodgkin’s cancer, Foster Moreau is leaving the NFL. The 25-year-old just learned of his issue due to his free agency status, he said in a social media post. His illness was made public when he was having a standard checkup with the New Orleans Saints’ medical team.
This free agency period has changed my life in a pretty remarkable way, Moreau tweeted. “I discovered that I had Hodgkin’s lymphoma during a regular physical done by the Saints medical staff down in New Orleans, and will be retiring from football as a result.
“At this moment, we must battle a new foe: cancer. I appreciate the help and the folks who have stuck with me. I’ve never moved without hundreds of people illuminating the way ahead of me, and I’ll keep looking to them for direction.In light of this, I’ll go kick this creature in the ass and resume my favorite activity! AMDG!”
According to the American Cancer Society, Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a kind of cancer that develops in white blood cells called lymphocytes, which are a component of the body’s immune system. The average age of people diagnosed with it is 39, and it is most prevalent in young adulthood. Currently, 89% of patients with all diagnoses survive for at least five years.
The Raiders selected LSU’s Moreau in the fourth round of the 2019 draft. The New Orleans native, who has become into a crucial component of the Raiders’ passing offense, is coming off a 2022 year in which he set career highs in catches (33) and receiving yards. (420).
Moreau has 91 receptions for 1,107 yards and 12 touchdowns in 61 regular-season games over the course of his career (34 starts).