Welcome Home, Blue Jay: Saints Sign Foster Moreau ’15
By Luke Johnson for Nola.com:
One of the bigger shocks from NFL free agency earlier this spring came when tight end Foster Moreau (Jesuit Class of 2015) learned of a Hodgkin’s lymphoma diagnosis after receiving a routine physical from the New Orleans Saints.
Now, not only does Moreau appear to be on the mend, but he’ll be joining the team that discovered the issue in the first place. Moreau is signing a three-year deal with the Saints that will pay him $12 million, according to a league source. ESPN was the first to report the news.
Despite his late-March diagnosis, Moreau should be ready to contribute right away. According to one source, he is expected to practice with the team early next week.
“Look, you don’t like to find these things,” said Saints coach Dennis Allen during the NFL owners meetings, shortly after Moreau’s diagnosis. “You don’t want to see these things be present. But yet, our medical people being able to find these things and save people’s lives, it’s amazing. I think our medical people do a hell of a job.”
Moreau is a New Orleans native who played at Jesuit High School and LSU. He was a team captain at LSU, and he was honored with the No. 18 uniform as a senior — a number traditionally worn by the player who represents high character and leadership on and off the field.