The folks at the Boston Herald have provided the football-following world a couple of new tidbits regarding recently-retired receiver Randy Moss.
One is very interesting. The other one, frankly, isn’t.
First, Karen Guregian of the Herald reports that the Eagles made an offer to Moss following his retirement. That’s a big one, since we’re convinced the Eagles are one of the few teams for which Moss would play. Without knowing the amount of the offer or the Eagles’ plans for Moss, it’s hard to know whether he’d be interested.
Second, Ian Rapoport of the Herald reports that Moss has filed his retirement papers. “His career is over,” Rapoport writes.
Though we’re not inclined to publicly disagree with any Herald scribe not named Ron Borges, the filing of retirement papers has no connection whatsoever to the potential continuation of a player’s career. Brett Favre filed his retirement papers in 2008. And all he had to do to return was to send a letter saying, “I want to play.”
So, to borrow from the phrase that will make its way onto Randy’s football tombstone, Moss will unretire when he wants to unretire.
If he wants to unretire.
Thus, the timing of the Eagles’ offer is irrelevant. The question is whether the Eagles can get his attention. At least we know they’re on his radar screen.