Muhsin Muhammad decides to retire

Long-time Panthers receiver Muhsin Muhammad made his name with toughness and consistency, not speed.

On Thursday, he will mark the end of a productive 14-year career when he announces his retirement at a 12:30PM press conference, according to Steve Reed of the Gaston Gazette.  Muhammad spent 11 of his 14 seasons with the Carolina Panthers, including the last two.

“Moose” earned a starting gig in 1998 after two quiet seasons and was a fixture since.  He led the league in catches in 2000 with 102, then had one of the all time contract year seasons in 2004 when he gained 1,405 yards and scored 16 times.  (Steve Smith was hurt in Week One that year.)

The Bears brought him to Chicago for huge money to fix their wide receiver problem, but Muhammad started dropping passes and the Bears never did fix that quarterback problem.  (Muhammad joined a rookie version of Kyle Orton in 2005.)

Muhammad returned to Carolina in 2008, caught 108 passes over the last two years, and will retire as a member of the Panthers after signing a one-day contract Thursday.

23 responses to “Muhsin Muhammad decides to retire

  1. Good for Moose. He always seemed like a guy who got where he was on hard work as much as talent, and seemed to stay out of trouble. Not a H.O.F’er but the kind of guy you like rooting for.

  2. Brooklyn Eagle says:
    June 10, 2010 10:44 AM
    If there are questions about Bruce, does this guy even have a shot?
    ———————————————
    No chance. Good solid player for years though.

  3. Brooklyn Eagle — No I don’t think he’ll get HOF consideration. But a great career.

  4. A master at his trade, he was consistent in the passing game, but DEVESTATING in the run game and blowing up linebackers and corners in blocking. He was the man, and always a good guy. He was never the superstar despite some big years, but he was always a fan favorite and after meeting him a few times it was easy to see why. We wish you the best Moose and are honored you were a Panther.

  5. He might get a statute outside of BOA in Charlotte, which would be deserved, a spot in their ring of honor, but he isn’t a hall of famer.
    Great guy.

  6. No HOF, but as most others have acknowledged, pretty damn good career. As a non-panther/bears fan, i always liked the guy as a player.

  7. Why shouldn’t he? His numbers tower over Michael Irvin. However if Chris Carter still isn’t in than nobody should be. That is a disgrace that he was not first ballet.

  8. Solid, consistent, great team player … you could come up with a lot of phrases but overall he was a hell of a player and one that opposing defenses had to plan for (at the height of his career) … Best of luck with your retirement and may your post-football career be as fruitful as your playing career was … God Bless !!!

  9. Cant say we’ll miss you Moose b/c ur so active in the Charlotte community still!
    See ya at the next pickup game!

  10. Hahaha oh well then I guess OJ Simpson should be removed too. Funny I thought it had to do with how well u played football. Cause if being a good person is the criteria I guess we should put mother Theresa and Pope John Paul in the Hall too. They didn’t play football but they were good people.

  11. C’mon, Gregg. Where is my comment? (Submitted about 10:40 this morning)
    That’s just ridiculous. Capricious censorship–with no rhyme or reason whatsoever.
    What I had said is that Moose isn’t/wasn’t always THAT much of a “good guy”/team player.
    I always liked him, and thought of him that way, until he left the Bears.
    On his way out, he made sure to get in a few cheap shots, saying Chicago is “where WRs go to die”, and putting a lot of blame on Rex and Orton, all while minimizing his OWN losing bout with Chronic Dropsies Syndrome.
    I’ve since forgiven the guy, but I haven’t forgotten.
    (now I’m gonna submit this like 4 times)

  12. C’mon, Gregg. Where is my comment? (Submitted about 10:40 this morning)
    That’s just ridiculous. Capricious censorship–with no rhyme or reason whatsoever.
    What I had said is that Moose isn’t/wasn’t always THAT much of a “good guy”/team player.
    I always liked him, and thought of him that way, until he left the Bears.
    On his way out, he made sure to get in a few cheap shots, saying Chicago is “where WRs go to die”, and putting a lot of blame on Rex and Orton, all while minimizing his OWN losing bout with Chronic Dropsies Syndrome.
    I’ve since forgiven the guy, but I haven’t forgotten.
    (now I’m gonna submit this like 3 times)

  13. C’mon, Gregg. Where is my comment? (Submitted about 10:40 this morning)
    That’s just ridiculous. Capricious censorship–with no rhyme or reason whatsoever.
    What I had said is that Moose isn’t/wasn’t always THAT much of a “good guy”/team player.
    I always liked him, and thought of him that way, until he left the Bears.
    On his way out, he made sure to get in a few cheap shots, saying Chicago is “where WRs go to die”, and putting a lot of blame on Rex and Orton, all while minimizing his OWN losing bout with Chronic Dropsies Syndrome.
    I’ve since forgiven the guy, but I haven’t forgotten.
    (now I’m gonna submit this twice)

  14. Enjoy your retirement Moose… I’m no Panther’s fan, but always admired the way you played

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