Ex-Raiders’ TE Foster Moreau braces life-threatening cancer after retirement from NFL with “I am grateful who have stood firm with me” message

In a heartbreaking announcement on social media, former Raiders tight end Foster Moreau revealed that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It is a type of cancer that affects the body’s germ-fighting immune system. Moreau, who was recently a free agent, received the diagnosis during a medical examination with the Saints while visiting his hometown organization during the offseason.

The news has left the 25-year-old football player reeling. But he remains optimistic and determined to fight the disease.

In a poignant message to his fans, Moreau shared his diagnosis. He explained that he will be stepping away from football to focus on his health and battle this new opponent: cancer.


Despite the difficult news, Moreau expressed his gratitude for the support and encouragement he has received from his loved ones and fans. The 6′ 4″ tall acknowledged that he has not taken a single step in his life without the guidance and help of those around him. And he plans to continue seeking their guidance as he navigates this challenging new chapter in his life.

“I’m grateful for the support and thankful for people who have stood firm with me. There hasn’t been a single step I’ve taken without hundreds of people lighting the path before me, and I will continue to seek their guidance.”


Hodgkin lymphoma is a serious condition that can impact people of all ages. But there is hope for those who are diagnosed. According to the American Cancer Society, the five-year survival rate for patients with Hodgkin lymphoma is approximately 89%. Factors such as the age of the patient and the stage of the cancer can impact these rates. But with proper treatment and care, many patients are able to overcome the disease.

How was Foster Moreau NFL career?

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Moreau’s football career has been cut short by this unexpected turn of events. But he has already accomplished so much in his young life. A fourth-round pick by the Raiders in the 2019 NFL draft, The mid-twenty years old played four seasons for LSU, making 30 appearances and catching six touchdown passes. In his professional career, the former NFL professional played 61 games. He made 34 starts and recorded a career-high 33 receptions for 420 yards in 2022, scoring two touchdowns for Las Vegas.

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As Moreau embarks on this new journey, he will undoubtedly draw upon his strength, courage, and resilience to face whatever challenges lie ahead. His fans and loved ones will be there to support him every step of the way. And we wish him all the best as he begins his fight against cancer.



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