Foster Moreau was one of the most coveted free agents at the tight end position and the former Las Vegas Raiders player had reached a deal to play with the New Orleans Saints.
Sadly, Moreau announced Wednesday that he will say goodbye to football at age 25 because he suffers from Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
“Through a process, something miraculous, this period of free agency has changed my life. During a routine physical with the New Orleans Saints, I learned that I have Hodgkin’s lymphoma and I will be moving away from football to fight this new opponent: cancer,” Moreu posted through his Twitter account.
Through somewhat of a miraculous process, this Free Agency period has been life changing for me. During a routine physical conducted by the Saint’s medical team down in New Orleans, I’ve come to learn that I have Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and will be stepping away from football (1/3)
— Foster Moreau (@fhmoreau) March 22, 2023
Hodgkin lymphoma is a type of cancer in which lymphocytes, white blood cells, grow out of control and cause swollen lymph nodes and growths throughout the body.
Moreau’s NFL journey began when he was drafted by the Raiders in the 2019 NFL Draft and played four seasons with the Las Vegas franchise. During that span, he racked up 91 receptions for 1,107 yards and 12 scores.
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New Orleans Saints QB Derek Carr, Moreau’s teammate in Las Vegas, responded fondly to the tight end’s message.
“I love you and we are here for you, always praying for you brother,” Carr said.
Love you and we are here for you 🙏🏼 praying for you brother! https://t.co/cOZ5oZ6l1b
— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) March 22, 2023