A person familiar with the decision says the New Orleans Saints are releasing veteran receiver Lance Moore.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on Friday on condition of anonymity because the transaction, first reported by ESPN, was not official.

Moore, who entered the NFL with Cleveland as an undrafted free agent in 2005, joined the Saints' practice squad that same season. In 2008, Moore was New Orleans' leading receiver with 79 catches for 928 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Last season, he had 37 catches for 457 yards and two TDs.

Moore was due $3.1 million in base salary in 2014, so releasing him provides New Orleans more flexibility under the NFL's salary cap as the club seeks to re-sign star free-agent tight end Jimmy Graham to a long-term extension.