EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Less than a month into his tenure with the New York Giants, wide receiver Herman Moore announced Wednesday he was retiring for the second time.
Decimated by injuries at the wide receiver spot, the Giants lured the 33-year-old Moore out of retirement last month, signing him to a one-year contract on Nov. 13.
But with the Giants needing to fill a roster spot at other positions, Moore, who holds the season-single receptions record with 123 in 1995, elected to walk away. He played in one game for New York, a 16-14 loss to the Houston Texas on Nov. 24.
In another moves Wednesday, the Giants waived running back Sean Bennett and signed defensive tackle Ross Kolodziej and cornerback Kato Serwanga.
At the time the Giants signed Moore, they were down to two healthy receivers as Ron Dixon and Tim Carter suffered injuries in a 27-20 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Nov. 10. Dixon has since returned.
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. But he was released in July for salary cap purposes after three injury-plagued seasons in which he had just 60 catches in 26 games.
A four-time Pro Bowler, Moore never filed retirement papers with the league but was passed over by the Miami Dolphins, when they lured Cris Carter out of retirement. A 1991 first-round draft pick, Moore averaged 111 catches for 1,425 yards from 1995-97.
The Giants' playoff hopes all but ended in last week's 32-29 overtime loss to the Tennnessee Titans. At 6-6, they are two games behind the New Orleans Saints in the battle for the second NFC wild card spot.