Derland Moore, a legendary New Orleans Saints defensive tackle who played 13 seasons in the Crescent City, has died, the team announced Friday.
Moore died Thursday following a long illness. He was 68.
Moore was the Saints' second round draft pick in 1973 (29th overall) and played in 170 games (146 starts) from 1973-1985. The 6-foot-4, 250-pounder finished his 14-year NFL career with the New York Jets in 1986.
Moore led the Saints in sacks in 1980, earned Pro Bowl honors in 1983, and was later inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame and the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. He was also...