The pair played on the Saints’ Super Bowl 44-winning team and ended their careers among franchise leaders in various statistical categories.
Both joined the Saints as undrafted free agents, Moore out of Toledo in 2005 and Thomas out of Illinois in 2007.
Moore played nine seasons with the Saints from 2005-13, appearing in 101 games with 346 receptions for 4,281 yards and 38 touchdowns.
Thomas appeared in 105 games with 41 starts over eight seasons from 2007-14. He accumulated 3,745 yards and 28 touchdowns on 818 rush attempts. He added 2,608 yards and 12 touchdowns on 327 receptions.
Saints director of photography Michael C. Hebert will receive the Joe Gemelli “Fleur de Lis” award for his contributions to the Saints organization.
The Saints announced the planned induction during a press conference Thursday.
Coach Sean Payton spoke about how well quarterback Drew Brees and Moore made play-call changes that commonly paid off. The coach spoke about the versatility Thomas brought to the team. Payton said the two were like the same person who played different position.
Also at the press conference along with Payton and Brees were team owner Gayle Benson, running back Mark Ingram, punter Thomas Morstead and retired offensive lineman Zach Strief.
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