NFL player Foster Moreau is diagnosed with cancer, forcing him to step away from football after a ‘routine physical’ in the offseason found his ‘new opponent’ had Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
NFL free agent tight end Foster Moreau has Hodgkin’s lymphoma and is stepping away from football.
While undergoing a physical with the New Orleans Saints, Moreau was alerted to the news, but vowed to “go kick this thing’s ass” before returning to the league.
“Through a somewhat miraculous process, this period of Free Agency has changed my life,” Moreau wrote on Twitter Wednesday night.
“During a routine physical by the Saints’ medical team in New Orleans, I learned that I have Hodgkin’s lymphoma and will be stepping away from football.
‘Right now to fight a new opponent: cancer. I’m thankful for the support and thankful for the people who have stood up for me.
Foster Moreau will not sign for a team any time soon after finding out he has cancer
Moreau alerted the NFL world to his condition in a series of tweets Wednesday night.
‘There has not been a single step I have taken without hundreds of people lighting the way before me, and I will continue to seek your guidance.
‘That being said, I’ll kick this thing’s ass and get back to doing what I love! AMD!
The Las Vegas Twitter account took a moment to post a message of support for their former pass catcher.
‘Your Raider family is with you, Foster,’ it said.
Current Saints and former Raiders quarterback Derek Carr also echoed Las Vegas’ sentiments.
‘I love you and we are here for you. Praying for you brother!’ she said.
Carr was among several NFL players, including Trevor Lawrence, who sent messages of prayer and support.
Moreau, a 25-year-old New Orleans native, previously spent four seasons with the Los Vegas Raiders.
He was selected by the Mark Davis franchise in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft after a strong college career at LSU.
Moreau played in 61 games for the Raiders, making 132 receptions for 1,107 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Moreau played four seasons with the Los Vegas Raiders after leaving LSU in 2019.
Las Vegas and former quarterback Derek Carr took a moment to write their support for Moreau
Moreau played in 61 games for the Raiders, making 132 receptions for 1,107 yards and 12 TDs.
LSU football along with Moreau’s NFL brothers also posted their love messages on Twitter.