Former Raiders TE Foster Moreau Reveals Cancer Diagnosis, Says He’s Stepping Away From NFL

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Free agent tight end Foster Moreau has announced that he has Hodgkin’s lymphoma and is stepping down from the NFL.

The 25-year-old, who spent the past four seasons with the Los Vegas Raiders, took to Twitter to reveal that he received his cancer diagnosis after a physical.

«Through a somewhat miraculous process, this period of free agency has changed my life,» Moreau wrote. «During a routine physical performed 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.

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Foster Moreau of the Las Vegas Raiders walks off the field after a win over the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 2, 2022 in Indianapolis. (Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

«I am thankful for the support and thankful for the people who have stood by me. 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 their guidance.» «

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Hodgkin lymphoma affects the lymphatic system, part of the body’s immune system that fights germs, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Las Vegas Raiders' Foster Moreau (87) runs with the ball during a game against the New England Patriots at Allegiant Stadium on December 18, 2022 in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Raiders’ Foster Moreau (87) runs with the ball during a game against the New England Patriots at Allegiant Stadium on December 18, 2022 in Las Vegas. (Michael Owens/Getty Images)

Research from the American Cancer Society shows that the «five-year relative survival rate for all patients diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma is now about 89%.»

The stage of the cancer and the age of the person diagnosed can affect those rates.

Las Vegas Raiders tight end Foster Moreau warms up before a game against the New England Patriots at Allegiant Stadium on December 18, 2022 in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Raiders tight end Foster Moreau warms up before a game against the New England Patriots at Allegiant Stadium on December 18, 2022 in Las Vegas. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Raiders selected Moreau in the fourth round of the 2019 draft. The former LSU standout has 1,107 career receiving yards and 12 touchdowns.

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He had a career-high 33 receptions last season and was officially designated a free agent at the start of the new NFL league year.

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