With no one interested, at least for now and possibly for ever, in future Hall of Fame receiver Terrell Owens, another future Hall of Famer with precisely the same number of regular-season touchdown receptions could draw serious interest — and possibly could emerge from a retirement no one believed would stick.
Out of sight and thus for many out of mind, Randy Moss could still decide to play, if the planets — and the blue moon — line up just right. Jason LaCanfora of NFL Network, via CBSSports.com, recently reiterated the prevailing thought since the start of the season: Moss would return to the right team for the right price.
As we understand it, he’d likely rejoin the Patriots in a heartbeat, but the Patriots have shown zero interest in a reunion. The Saints would be a possibility, but the price probably would be higher. At one point, the Eagles would have been an attraction; that 2-4 record could be an impediment now. Even the Bears, given the presence of strong-armed quarterback Jay Cutler, would have a chance — but the Bears apparently seem to be intent on trying to win without a stable of highly-skilled wideouts.
Per LaCanfora, Moss is generating periodic interest, and he’s listening with “one ear.” And that’s fitting, given that he apparently finished the 2010 season in Tennessee by playing half-assed.
The real question is whether and to what extent he has anything in the tank. Written off after two mediocre seasons in Oakland, Moss wowed the NFL world in 2007 with one of the great single seasons of all time.