Posted March 03, 2013

Report: Randy Moss wants to play one more NFL season for contender

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Although his time with the 49ers appears to be coming to an end, future Hall of Fame receiver Randy Moss still wants to play one more season for a Super Bowl contender, several of his San Francisco teammates told CBSSports.com.

According to those teammates, Moss still believes he can play at a high level, but would likely retire if he cannot find a job with a contending team.

The 36-year-old retired after the 2010-11 season, when he played for three teams and posted just 393 receiving yards in 16 games, before coming out of retirement to join the 49ers.

But San Francisco reportedly told teams at the scouting combine that they have no intention of bringing back Moss, and his tweet on Saturday night indicated that the two are parting ways.

Despite his reputation for wearing out his welcome with teams, Moss earned praise for his leadership and acceptance of his reduced role from teammates and other members of the 49ers organization.

“I think Randy wants to play again,” one 49ers player told CBSSports.com. “I’m just not sure he wants to go to another team and have to learn another system.”

One of his 49ers teammates said Moss was exceptional in the locker room last season, was a true leader and played a key role in the 49ers reaching the Super Bowl.

“I think he’ll play one last season,” said the 49ers player, “and then head off to the Hall of Fame.”


7 comments
AndreaWinnes
AndreaWinnes

He made it really clear that he was unhappy in his reduced roll right before the superbowl...even though the team made it to the superbowl.

 

What contender is going to sign him with the intention of playing him in a larger role than in SF? None.

 

Enjoy retirement Randy.

John4
John4

He already burned the bridge to the number one contender.  If not with SF, then with who?  Such great talent, wasted.  

FanJab
FanJab

Steelers? Texans? Saints?

matthewmhunter
matthewmhunter

 @John4 where does it say anywhere he burned any bridge there? He is a first ballot hall of famer, arguably one of the the top 5, probably top 2 receivers in history. Wow, what a waste. You are a dolt.

M as in Mancy
M as in Mancy

@matthewmhunter @John4 Randy Moss would like you to wipe your chin guy.

John4
John4

 @matthewmhunter matthew - where DIDN'T Moss burn bridges?  Minnesota?  Oakland?  New England?  Tennessee?  Everywhere he played, Moss left a team that no longer wanted him, and does not want him back.

Need further proof, dolt?  Moss says he'll either go to a contender or retire.  Well, two of his former teams are among the strongest contenders for the SB next year, New England and San Francisco.  Will either take him back?  No, because he burned bridges in both places.  Look, I recognize Moss' talent as much as anybody.  But if he tried like a pro on every play, then he would have been much more successful.  Mercurial talent.  Lots of ability and much less to show for it than there should be.  

Of all the top contenders for 2013 how many want Moss?  None.  How many need quality WRs?  All of them.  Coincidence?  No, it is not.  

Mr Rogers
Mr Rogers

 @matthewmhunter  @John4 The real waste is Randy. You are right that he is likely a top 2 WR in history.  If he had been a little more accepting of the lean times in Minnesota and maybe hustled on a play or two when he wasn't getting the ball when he was in his prime (and not after playing with Brady), he would have easily bested Jerry Rice for best WR in history....even without Montana/Young.