NFL tight end Foster Moreau has been diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma and is stepping away from football while he undergoes treatment, the 25-year-old announced Wednesday.

The free agent was diagnosed following a physical conducted by the New Orleans Saints’ medical staff. Moreau visited with the Saints in New Orleans and also visited the Cincinnati Bengals last week as part of the free agency process.

Dr. John Amoss, the Saints’ longtime team physician, helped make the diagnosis. Amoss also discovered that former Philadelphia Eagles long snapper Jon Dorenbos had an aortic aneurysm in 2017. Dorenbos was diagnosed after undergoing a physical by the Saints’ medical team as part of a proposed trade to send him to New Orleans. He had surgery a few weeks later and retired from the NFL.

Hodgkin lymphoma, formerly known as Hodgkin’s disease, is a form of cancer that begins in the white blood cells and affects the lymphatic system, part of the body’s immune system. It is the less common of two general types of lymphoma, with the more common category being non-Hodgkin.

Moreau, a New Orleans native who played football at LSU from 2015 to ’19, was a fourth-round pick of the Raiders in 2019. He caught 91 passes for 1,107 yards and 12 touchdowns during his four seasons in Oakland and Las Vegas.