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PITTSBURGH -- The chip is still there, Lance Moore insists, just as weighty and sharp as ever. Detroit Tigers Jerseys . Eight years in the NFL and a Super Bowl ring have done little to make the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver forget his modest roots. He can still rattle off the name of the players who beat him out for a job with the Cleveland Browns during his first training camp nearly a decade ago even though he was a long-shot undrafted free agent at the time. Most of them are long gone. Not Moore. Hes still around, still trying to prove himself, still nervous he could find himself out of a job at any minute. "I dont know if I ever really let myself get comfortable," Moore said. Even if Moore spent eight productive seasons helping Drew Brees and Sean Payton turn the New Orleans Saints into one of the NFLs most consistent winners. On a team of undersized and underappreciated talent, the 5-foot-9 Moore found a home. He caught 38 touchdown passes in 101 games with New Orleans, morphing from special teams ace to indispensable red zone target. Until, of course, the math got in the way. A hand injury limited Moore to just 37 receptions and two scores in 2013. Knowing he was owed $3.8 million in 2014, Moore wasnt surprised when the Saints cut him loose this spring. "Thats how it goes in this game," Moore said. "A lot of teams are trying to get younger and cheaper at the same time." Moore turns 31 in August. He understands hes well into the second half of an NFL journey that is already longer than he ever anticipated. Yet there is something about the opportunity with the Steelers that intrigues him. Maybe its because playing slot receiver in Pittsburgh is like discovering the NFLs fountain of youth. Hines Ward was effective well into the final days of his 14-year career before retiring in 2012. He was replaced by Jerricho Cotchery, who scored a remarkable 10 touchdowns for the Steelers in 2013 at age 31. Cotchery turned all those scores into a lucrative contract with Carolina. Enter Moore, who lacks Cotcherys size and Wards tenacious blocking skills but makes up for it with what he describes as "football savvy." "Ive been little for a long time," Moore said. "I am not getting any bigger. I am 30 years old. I am happy in this body. I feel like I have made a lot of plays and will continue to do that." Its exactly what the Steelers had in mind when they signed Moore to a two-year deal in March, an agreement that came with more than a little help from backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski, who spent four years rooming with Moore when the two played at Toledo. Gradkowski started calling Pittsburgh coaches about Moore the second his good friend was released by New Orleans. It didnt take long for something to get done. Moore wasnt about to sit around and wait for a more lucrative offer than the one that will pay him a total of $3 million if he makes it through the 2015 season. "You look at this franchise, what it stands for and you know theyre about winning," Moore said. "You get a chance to play with somebody like (quarterback) Ben (Roethlisberger) and you dont turn it down." It hasnt taken long for Moore to win over Roethlisberger, who called his newest target "a pro" who hasnt needed much time to pick up the nuances of an offence that is reshaping itself, particularly at wide receiver. Pro Bowler Antonio Brown is the units unquestioned leader, but the departure of Cotchery and Emmanuel Sanders a year after Mike Wallace bolted for Miami has spearheaded a youth movement. The list of players jockeying for position with Moore include second-year players Justin Brown and Markus Wheaton and rookie Martavis Bryant. Moore admits its a little weird being the old guy in meeting rooms. Hes nearly five years Browns senior and will be one of only three players in their 30s among Pittsburghs offensive regulars, joining Roethlisberger and tight end Heath Miller. It could be worse. Moore couldnt be here at all. If this is the beginning of the end, hell take it. Hes close to his boyhood home in Ohio on a team expecting to win after a pair of mediocre 8-8 seasons. His new team expects to play a lot like its new wide receiver: with a chip that likely wont go away anytime soon. "Youve got to keep that," Moore said. "In this league, that can make the difference." J. D. Martinez Jersey . The Swede became the first golfer to win the PGA Tours FedEx Cup and European Tours Race to Dubai in the same season. "It is still taking a little time to sink in what Ive achieved this week as was the case when I won the FedEx Cup but then it just kept getting better and better as the days went on and I am sure this will be the same," he said. Victor Martinez Jersey . Price was hurt at the start of Wednesdays practice after facing just one shot as the team worked on their power play. He left the ice in discomfort and appeared to be favouring his leg. A Habs source told TSNs John Lu that Price suffered the injury in Sochi and not before the Olympics. http://www.baseballtigersgear.com/Kirk-Gibson-Jersey/ . It led to his downfall on Tuesday. The Major League Soccer club fired Rennie after a second straight up-and-down season that saw the Whitecaps start strong before limping across the finish line.TORONTO -- Toronto manager John Gibbons didnt wait for the first question at his post-game availability before offering his thoughts on the Blue Jays coming up just short in a slugfest at Rogers Centre. "Its very rare when you get 16 hits and no errors and you dont win the game, put it that way," he said. Nelson Cruz hit a grand slam and a solo homer as Baltimore pounded four home runs to outscore Toronto 10-8 on Wednesday night. The Blue Jays had three homers of their own and outhit the Orioles 16-12 but couldnt catch up after blowing an early five-run lead. Toronto loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth inning but Jonathan Diaz hit into a game-ending double play. "(Jonathan) hit the ball hard, it just so happens it was right at somebody," said second baseman Ryan Goins. "Well come back tomorrow and go back to grinding." Chris Davis and Matt Wieters had the other homers for the Orioles. Canadian Brett Lawrie, Jose Reyes and Goins went deep for Toronto (11-10). "You have so much respect for that offence over there," Gibbons said of the Orioles. "They keep coming at you. You never really feel good but some key outs along the way can make a difference and their guys got them." The Blue Jays, who left 11 men on base, had their chances late in the game. Josh Thole drove in a run in the seventh inning to cut Baltimores lead to two runs. With two runners on, Reyes nearly cut the deficit further when he sliced a ball into left field but it bounced a few inches outside the foul line to take away a ground-rule double. Darren ODay then struck Reyes out to keep Baltimores lead intact. Jose Bautista singled in the eighth inning but Edwin Encarnacion hit into an inning-ending double play. Baltimore reliever Tommy Hunter gave up three straight singles in the ninth before earning his sixth save as the Orioles (10-10) returned to the .500 mark. "It wasnt pretty but we got it done," Cruz said. Davis opened the scoring in the first inning with a solo homer to deep centre field off Toronto starter Dustin McGowan. The ball landed in the first row of standing-room only seats above the first deck. In the second inning, Toronto sent 10 batters to the plate and scored six runs. Lawrie, from Langley, B.C., turned on the first pitch he saw from Baltimore starter Chris Tillman (3-1) for hiss second three-run shot in as many games. Omar Vizquel Jersey. Goins walked and Reyes followed with his first home run of the year. An inning later, Cruz -- who has driven in at least a run in each of his last six games -- launched a rainbow solo homer to the second deck in left field. McGowan was pulled in the fifth inning after loading the bases on a walk, infield single and hit batsman. "Youve got to throw strikes and that leadoff walk killed me," he said. "After that, I just kind of lost rhythm." Reliever Todd Redmond (0-2) came on and got Nick Markakis to pop up before the Orioles went to work on a six-run inning that gave them a lead they wouldnt relinquish. Cruz cleared the bases by launching a 2-1 pitch to deep left for his sixth homer of the season. Redmond gave up two more singles, a double and a sacrifice fly before J.A. Happ came on to record the final out. Goins cut into the lead in the sixth inning with his first homer but Wieters tacked on another run in the seventh with a solo shot, his fourth homer of the year. McGowan gave up five hits, six earned runs, and one walk while striking out five batters. The veteran right-hander said he has been feeling a little more fatigued than usual as he adjusts to life as a starter again. "My body just feels like it runs out of steam just a little bit," he said. "I shouldnt be feeling that. I should be at the point where I can go 90-100 (pitches), especially the way my arm feels -- it feels great." McGowan has had just one quality start this season since moving back to the rotation from the bullpen. He threw 70 pitches on the night, 43 of them for strikes. Tillman pitched 5 2-3 innings, allowing nine hits, seven earned runs and two walks with seven strikeouts. Announced attendance was 15,202 and the game took three hours 11 minutes to play. Notes: Cruz has seven career grand slams. ... Baltimores four-homer night was a season-high. ... Drew Hutchison (1-1) is scheduled to start the series finale Thursday night for the Blue Jays. The Orioles will counter with fellow right-hander Bud Norris. ... Toronto will wrap up its six-game homestand with a weekend series against the Boston Red Sox. ... Lawrie has five home runs on the season. ... Bautista has reached base safely in all 21 games this year. He also leads the major leagues with 27 walks. ... The Orioles left five men on base. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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