NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Herman Moore, who holds the NFL's single-season record with 123 receptions in 1995, has signed with the New York Giants for the balance of the season.
His negotiations with the team were first reported late Tuesday by ESPN, and his signing was confirmed by several media outlets on Wednesday.
New York Newsday reported that Moore will earn $308,823 on a one-year contract, a prorated portion of the veteran minimum of $750,000.
Moore, 33, who reportedly will sign a one-year deal, was one of several receivers to work out for the Giants recently. It is unclear what role he will play Sunday, when the Giants host the NFC East-rival Washington Redskins.
The Giants are in desperate need for healthy, able-bodied receivers. The team is down to two healthy receivers after losing Ron Dixon and Tim Carter to injuries in last Sunday's 27-20 win at Minnesota.
Moore spent the first 11 years of his career with the Detroit Lions, and had 670 receptions for 9,174 yards and 62 touchdowns in 145 games. He was released in July for salary cap purposes after three injury-plagued seasons in which he had just 60 catches in 26 games.
The Pittsburgh Steelers brought in him for a workout just before training camp, but decided to sign Terance Mathis instead.
The four-time Pro Bowler never filed retirement papers with the league, but recently was passed over by the Miami Dolphins, who lured Cris Carter out of retirement.
Moore, a 1991 first-round draft pick out of Virginia, averaged 111 catches for 1,425 yards from 1995-97.
Amani Toomer is New York's leading receiver with 39 receptions, but the Giants lost No. 2 receiver Ike Hilliard for the rest of the season with a dislocated shoulder suffered Oct. 28 in a game at Philadelphia on an apparent late hit by Eagles' defensive back Brian Dawkins.
Dixon will miss at least two weeks with a sprained ankle, and Carter is out for the season with a torn Achilles tendon.
Rookie Daryl Jones, a seventh-round pick out of Miami, is New York's new starting flanker, and running back Sean Bennett has been converted to wide receiver.