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Moss workout with Saints “couldn’t have gone better”

File picture of wide receiver Randy Moss, who is retiring, according to his agent on Monday Reuters

The Randy Moss Unretirement Tour officially has begun, with the 35-year-old receiver blowing away the Saints.

A league source tells PFT the workout “couldn’t have gone better.”  Moss got in and out of his breaks quickly, and he showed great football intelligence.

While we aren’t in the business of contradicting our sources, there technically is at least one way the session could have gone better.  Moss could have run the 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds.  Instead, he didn’t run the 40 at all.

It’s unknown whether he wasn’t asked to do it, or whether he didn’t want to do it.

Either way, it was a success.  FOX’s Jay Glazer says via Twitter that Moss “looked like the old Randy” while running 45 routes for the Saints.  (Of course, depending upon which “old Randy” we’re talking about, that could be a good thing, or a bad thing.)

The Randy Moss Unretirement Tour continues next week, with at least two more visits.

T.O. says to save him some popcorn.

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75 Responses to “Moss workout with Saints “couldn’t have gone better””
  1. tos420 says: Mar 6, 2012 2:08 PM

    And T.O. is still flabbergasted he hasn’t gotten any NFL tryouts yet. Straight cash homie!

  2. ammarradhi says: Mar 6, 2012 2:09 PM

    I would still be surprised if someone signed the super freak, just dont take him to any restaurants.

  3. mjkelly77 says: Mar 6, 2012 2:11 PM

    The Randy Moss Unretirement Tour officially has begun, with the 35-year-old receiver blowing away the Saints.

    A league source tells PFT the workout “couldn’t have gone better.” Moss got in and out of his breaks quickly, and he showed great football intelligence.
    __________________

    Uhhhhh, that “source” couldn’t have been his agent, could it?

  4. georgebrett says: Mar 6, 2012 2:11 PM

    I’d love to see this guy make a huge comeback.

  5. kja22 says: Mar 6, 2012 2:11 PM

    Moss shouldn’t be compared to any other old receiver. He’s one of the most physically gifted receivers ever to play. He can still go, the problem is whether or not he wants to at times.

  6. fishtank86 says: Mar 6, 2012 2:11 PM

    Get your 84 jerseys out.

  7. ricksaints says: Mar 6, 2012 2:11 PM

    Colston, Meachem> Moss.

  8. rhymenosaurus says: Mar 6, 2012 2:12 PM

    Was anyone offered a monetary bonus if they hit him hard?

  9. reed20ravens says: Mar 6, 2012 2:13 PM

    once you get that old theres only a minimum potential… conrgrats randy!

  10. airjunior23 says: Mar 6, 2012 2:13 PM

    Let the hating commence!!!

  11. nflfollower says: Mar 6, 2012 2:13 PM

    Could have gone better…. If randy had somehow talked papa goodell outta the whuppin he’s about to lay on them saints!

  12. conewalker says: Mar 6, 2012 2:13 PM

    Can’t believe all the idiots that thought Moss was done. Everyone said that after his 2nd Raider year too.

  13. thatobnoxiousguy says: Mar 6, 2012 2:15 PM

    Brees will sign soon(even though he is a greedy hypocrit)

    Williams is gone, (but Spags is an improvement).
    Sean will be suspended but the team is in capable assistant hands.

    Micky will be find(so what)
    Benson will be fined(so what, he still has a hot granddaughter running the team)

    colston leaves- (replaced with Moss who doesnt get injured every year)

    Keep hating haters, cause the Saints will be the first team to Host and play in the same Super Bowl

    The Saints will win a 2nd legitimate Super Bowl…………and the Patriots will STILL not have won one legitimately!!!!

  14. mrcosio says: Mar 6, 2012 2:15 PM

    Tiki Barber doesn’t want to live on this Earth anymore.

  15. dcsniksder says: Mar 6, 2012 2:15 PM

    Wow if they ended up with “good” old Randy, can you imagine how many more deep balls Drew Brees would complete. The Saints have everything spiraling out of control right now, but this is a bit of good news. #straightcashhomie

  16. zanderbough says: Mar 6, 2012 2:16 PM

    For some reason I just love Randy Moss but despise Terrell Owens…. I can’t explain it.

    Anyone feel that way?

  17. djbleedthestar says: Mar 6, 2012 2:16 PM

    The saints must know they’re gonna get punished financially or draft wise so they’re desperate. Why else would they give this guy a chance? They always have a deep wr core and have an already great TE

  18. cali49er707 says: Mar 6, 2012 2:16 PM

    i hope the AINTS make that move and sign brandy so he can do what he does best and “STRAIGHT QUIT ON HIS TEAM HOMIE”

  19. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Mar 6, 2012 2:16 PM

    haha t.o.

  20. 4thandnone says: Mar 6, 2012 2:16 PM

    maybe they will give him a bounty for going full speed on every play.

  21. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Mar 6, 2012 2:17 PM

    Randy how do they pay you for bounties you complete?

    Straight cash homie.

  22. zanderbough says: Mar 6, 2012 2:18 PM

    Hell, I hope one of my teams (the Broncos or the Seahawks) pick up Moss just so I can buy a Moss jersey with my team. Kind of like how both the Broncos and the Seahawks both got Jerry Rice on his way out of the league.

  23. tedmurph says: Mar 6, 2012 2:18 PM

    ricksaints says:Mar 6, 2012 2:11 PM

    Colston, Meachem> Moss.
    ———————————————————-
    Moss contract<< Colston, Meachem contracts

  24. babyhorsemorgan says: Mar 6, 2012 2:18 PM

    Don’t understand the obsession with Moss’ 40 time. Guy is 6-4, long arms, big hands, and he has caught 1,000 passes in the league or so. Even if he loses a couple steps, he can compensate.

  25. saintsfan1111 says: Mar 6, 2012 2:18 PM

    As a saint fan I would probably have said this would tarnish the image of the team….last week of course. Anything goes now. Especially since we are losing Colston and probably Meachem.

  26. sasquash20 says: Mar 6, 2012 2:21 PM

    This guy is and was a cancer on a football team. Whatever team signs him is the first one that I can safely predict won’t win the SB. This guy is a loser!

  27. katrinasafterbirth says: Mar 6, 2012 2:25 PM

    Couldn’t have gone any better, huh…so what did he do, run a 9 route while crying for a penalty, then ending the play by diving at the defenders knees?

  28. AlanSaysYo says: Mar 6, 2012 2:30 PM

    None of this is surprising. I’ll check back in during Week 12 to see how it’s working out.

  29. theytukrjobs says: Mar 6, 2012 2:31 PM

    Will they pay him within the rules of the NFL CBA or will they kick in straight cash under the table for him to play? The Saints don’t really play by the same rules as other teams after all.

  30. dalucks says: Mar 6, 2012 2:32 PM

    I find it hypocritical that people love Randy Moss so much after a horrible 2010 season of quitting on one team and being kicked off of two other teams in the same year. But Terrell Owens buts up solid numbers with one team in the same year and everyone wants to say his career is over.
    Age is not a factor since Terrell Owens is a workout warrior. I find the entire Randy Moss coverage amazing and disturbing. Randy Moss actions are very unprofessional and everyone seems to sweep under the rug the real Randy Moss. How can his workout be great when he did not run the 40? Terrell Owens was ripped by the media for not running a 40 time at his workout. What a double standard.
    Also, what is funny to me is that Randy ran 45 routes but in his career he only ran one route which was the 9 route so I guess he ran 45 nine routes but no 40 so the Saints are impressed.
    Oh yeah, people will tell me about the torn acl of Terrell Owens but this is not the 1980’s and technology has made some huge advancements to aid in peoples recovery from injuries plus most doctors will tell you that one year after the surgery your acl is back to normal.
    Instead of repeating history with Randy Moss, I would rather sign Terrell Owens. With Owens, I do not have to question his heart, effort, work ethic or wonder if he is mentally into football. I wish Randy Moss good luck and hope someone signs him but when the snake bites you just remember that a snake is a snake.

  31. hamdiggitty says: Mar 6, 2012 2:32 PM

    We all need good jobs in this day an age and we’ll do whatever it takes to get one, but will MOSS do whatever it takes to keep it….that’s the million dollar question. or shall I say veterans minimum…lol

  32. hanzotori24 says: Mar 6, 2012 2:33 PM

    Fantasy addicts everywhere will keep a close eye on this situation.

  33. ppc50 says: Mar 6, 2012 2:33 PM

    Not a surprise. Randy Moss is one of the best athletes ever to play football. As I posted before, no “huge” off field problems, the Saints have a good offensive system, a great QB for his talents (he won’t get discouraged), and he can definitely help them out. I think the Niners, Dolphins, Jets, Skins, Carolina, JAX, and other teams could definitely use him. I wish my favorite team, Dallas, would sign him, but with Bryant (though I don’t believe it) “management” is worried about Moss’ influence, which I think is BS. I wish him luck coming back (except if with the Skins).

  34. reallypeoplegetalife says: Mar 6, 2012 2:33 PM

    Its may be safe to say that if they sign Moss then Colston is gone

  35. conewalker says: Mar 6, 2012 2:34 PM

    153 TD’s in 202 games

  36. goldrush36 says: Mar 6, 2012 2:34 PM

    thatobnoxiousguy says:
    Mar 6, 2012 2:15 PM
    Brees will sign soon(even though he is a greedy hypocrit)

    Williams is gone, (but Spags is an improvement).
    Sean will be suspended but the team is in capable assistant hands.

    Micky will be find(so what)
    Benson will be fined(so what, he still has a hot granddaughter running the team)

    colston leaves- (replaced with Moss who doesnt get injured every year)

    Keep hating haters, cause the Saints will be the first team to Host and play in the same Super Bowl

    The Saints will win a 2nd legitimate Super Bowl…………and the Patriots will STILL not have won one legitimately!!!!

     _____________________________________

    lol yeah and that is about as likely as the 49ers signing Manning and VJax or Wallace just to ruin your dreams. Prepare for the return of the aints. Atlanta and Carolina are about to lock them out

  37. colt2011 says: Mar 6, 2012 2:36 PM

    Hope he doesn’t expect a big payout. He’ll have to stand in line behind Brees and the NFL. Saints will be paying a huge fine soon and money doesn’t grow on trees. Moss wants money, N.O. won’t have enough left.

  38. bearsrulepackdrool says: Mar 6, 2012 2:37 PM

    I’ll believe it when I see it.
    Yea, he’s motivated to join a new team. He was motivated when he was on the Pats and they were close to 19-0.

    Let’s see how he does with some adversity see if he doesn’t quit and up and decides to retire.

  39. Little Earthquake says: Mar 6, 2012 2:38 PM

    Bad Randy = mails it in by Week 5.

    Good Randy = puts off mailing it in til conference championship games or SB.

  40. halbert53 says: Mar 6, 2012 2:41 PM

    He ought to fit right in with bounty-hunters as teammates.

  41. goawayeverybody says: Mar 6, 2012 2:41 PM

    Well, Marques Colston, it sure was nice having you as a member of the Saints for all these years. We will miss you greatly.

  42. ricksaints says: Mar 6, 2012 2:49 PM

    tedmurph says:
    Mar 6, 2012 2:18 PM
    ricksaints says:Mar 6, 2012 2:11 PM

    Colston, Meachem> Moss.
    ———————————————————-
    Moss contract< 36 Moss’s cancer.

     

  43. ricksaints says: Mar 6, 2012 2:53 PM

    What I meant to say was:

    Colston, Meachem continuity> 36 yr old Moss cancer.

    Someone on theses post have the power of editing.

  44. dexterismyhero says: Mar 6, 2012 2:54 PM

    @thatobnoxiousguy says:Keep hating haters, cause the Saints will be the first team to Host and play in the same Super Bowl
    =================================
    aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh no.

  45. trojan33sc says: Mar 6, 2012 2:55 PM

    airjunior23 says: Mar 6, 2012 2:13 PM

    Let the hating commence!!!
    ______________________________________

    You got that right, the haters are in full swing ! Ridiculous , Randy is a dangerous offensive weapon and if you don’t think so watch what his signing will do to defensive coordinators ! Sheesh…..

  46. shieldsisland37 says: Mar 6, 2012 2:55 PM

    In Favre’s last game vs the Packers, he had the last play to win the game. He falls, gets up, scrambles, scrambles some more, and throws up a ball that Randy can get to win the game. Randy did not jump, He did not even try to catch it. He quit. This guy is a quitter. Do you want that on your team? NO

  47. armchairqb says: Mar 6, 2012 2:59 PM

    Can Randy coach defense? If he goes to the Saints, he might need to …

  48. newtons2ndlaw says: Mar 6, 2012 3:00 PM

    Haha, take that all you Randy Moss haters. Jeez with the amount of disrespect given to Moss, you’d think he slept with your women.

  49. havok82 says: Mar 6, 2012 3:04 PM

    thatobnoxiousguy says:
    Mar 6, 2012 2:15 PM
    Brees will sign soon(even though he is a greedy hypocrit)

    Williams is gone, (but Spags is an improvement).
    Sean will be suspended but the team is in capable assistant hands.

    Micky will be find(so what)
    Benson will be fined(so what, he still has a hot granddaughter running the team)

    colston leaves- (replaced with Moss who doesnt get injured every year)

    Keep hating haters, cause the Saints will be the first team to Host and play in the same Super Bowl

    The Saints will win a 2nd legitimate Super Bowl…………and the Patriots will STILL not have won one legitimately!!!!

    ——————————————-

    Umm, based on recent allegations and the hits on Warner/Favre in that playoff run, I’d say that would successfully illegitimize this SB much more than anything that the Pats ever did. There is no evidence they taped signals when they played the Panthers/Eagles/Rams. There IS evidence that the Saints put a bounty on Favre (and massacred him with late hits and unecessary hits). Sorry, while you may be a good troll, your argument fails.

  50. skinsrock says: Mar 6, 2012 3:05 PM

    Randy is motivated to put those papers in his wallet…. Come on, we all know the heart quit a long time ago.

  51. CKL says: Mar 6, 2012 3:07 PM

    Little Earthquake says:
    Mar 6, 2012 2:38 PM
    Bad Randy = mails it in by Week 5.

    Good Randy = puts off mailing it in til conference championship games or SB.
    _______________________________
    That’s the truth. Anyone who cares to look at his playoff performances wouldn’t dare give the above post a thumbs down.

  52. thatdudewiththemarauder says: Mar 6, 2012 3:10 PM

    He should! He was the only open receiver. Wait until he gets into a game situation and the ball does not come his way. He will quit like always. I still like Moss for some reason though. HTTR!

  53. bubba9er says: Mar 6, 2012 3:13 PM

    That would be cool if this cat got his head on straight. A little less “quit” (see Cris Carter) and Randy Moss could have been one of the all-time greats.

  54. bigperm33 says: Mar 6, 2012 3:15 PM

    If you are the Patriots, i feel like you have to at least take a look at Moss. a one year deal to team him up with Brady again when he could potentially provide the one thing the team needs. and there would be no questions about him and brady being able to be on the same page. and with all the problems brady has had connecting with receivers, why take a risk of bringing in another one that wont work. moss on a short leash is a good investment (if he can still play).

  55. kinguga says: Mar 6, 2012 3:17 PM

    Randy’s a long strider. As long as he doesn’t have any leg injuries that are slowing him down, he’ll be fast until he truly leaves the game for good.

  56. cowboysfaninbuffalove says: Mar 6, 2012 3:20 PM

    @zanderbough

    Jerry rice didn’t play for those teams derrrrr

  57. babyhorsemorgan says: Mar 6, 2012 3:28 PM

    @shieldsisland37 – Yeah, that was unforgivable for Moss to alligator arm that Favre pass. Brett played his heart out to get the Vikes back in the game. Randy lost all my respect there, and the Vikings kicked his ass out of town about three days later if I recall.

  58. gimmeabruschi says: Mar 6, 2012 3:29 PM

    Moss is a man among boys. He is as good as most NFL receivers when he is just going through the motions. When he wants to blaze, he has no peer.

  59. goldrush36 says: Mar 6, 2012 3:29 PM

    cowboysfaninbuffalove says:
    Mar 6, 2012 3:20 PM
    @zanderbough

    Jerry rice didn’t play for those teams derrrrr

     ____________________________

    umm yes he did derrrrrrr. Well actually he was cut by denver during the final roster trim down but he certainly played for Seattle

  60. phillybirds says: Mar 6, 2012 3:31 PM

    awesome good for you Randy! thanks for making the nfl a little more exciting this year

  61. torturedraiderfan says: Mar 6, 2012 3:32 PM

    The difference betwen TO and Moss……TO is an a-hole, but he’s funny……Moss is just an a-hole……………………………..and TO doesn’t give up on plays.

  62. giselleisasucubus says: Mar 6, 2012 3:40 PM

    He will be a Patriot again within 2 weeks. W/McDaniels back, and the pats possibly trying to go after some fa’s on defense, they will need to save money in other areas. Moss wants to play, and he knows the system. It saves the Pats the headache of teaching a wr their system, and if he actually screws up again, they release him. He will get around the same $$ Ocho got last year, which will be less than Lloyd and Wayne would demand, and again, would allow the Pats to focus on fixing their pathetic secondary.

  63. cactusranger71 says: Mar 6, 2012 3:43 PM

    @cowboysfaninbuff

    Rice most certainly played for the Seahawks. He signed with the Broncos and was in training camp but if I remember he retired before he could officially play for them. Derrrrrr

  64. dubblelznhell says: Mar 6, 2012 3:47 PM

    If randy plays hard this next few years, he could have a shot at Rice’s TD record. Especially with Brees throwing him the ball.

  65. dogluverssuck says: Mar 6, 2012 3:48 PM

    HA HA HA

    You same fools were saying Vick would lose his speed after serving time and he is probably faster than he was 10 years ago because of his training dedication now.

    I’d just hate to be the team that passes on Randy and he marks them down on his “to do list” :)

  66. pooflingingmonkey says: Mar 6, 2012 3:49 PM

    cowboysfaninbuffalove says: Mar 6, 2012 3:20 PM

    @zanderbough

    “Jerry rice didn’t play for those teams derrrrr”

    Yes he did. Although I don’t think he ever wound up taking a snap in Denver.

  67. notoriousbri says: Mar 6, 2012 3:56 PM

    cowboysfaninbuffalove says:
    Mar 6, 2012 3:20 PM
    @zanderbough

    Jerry rice didn’t play for those teams derrrrr

    ———————————————-

    @cowboysfaninbuffalove

    um. play is the key word.. he was traded to the seahawks in 2004 halfway through the year.. then after the year he signed a 1 yr contract with Denver.. he wasnt going to start so he retired.

    check wikipedia.. cowboys fan.. figures

    Seattle SeahawksRice was traded to the Seattle Seahawks six games into the 2004 season, and was reunited with Seattle head coach Mike Holmgren, who had previously worked with Rice as San Francisco’s offensive coordinator.[10] After speaking with Hall of Fame wide receiver Steve Largent, Rice was granted permission to wear Largent’s retired jersey number 80.[11]

    In a Monday Night Football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Rice set the career NFL record for combined net yards by catching a 27-yard touchdown pass from Matt Hasselbeck.[12] He finished that game with 8 catches for 145 yards and a touchdown.[13] Rice would play his last (non-preseason) professional game for Seattle – a wildcard loss to the St. Louis Rams in which he did not catch a pass.

    [edit] RetirementAt the conclusion of the 2004 season (his 20th in the NFL), Rice initially opted to join the Denver Broncos on a one-year deal,[14] but ultimately decided he would rather retire than be at the bottom of any team’s depth chart.[15]

    On August 19, 2006, the San Francisco 49ers announced that Rice would sign a contract with them, allowing him to retire as a member of the team where his career began. On August 24, he officially retired as a 49er, signing a one-day contract for $1,985,806.49. The number represented the year Rice was drafted (1985), his number (80), the year he retired (2006), and the 49ers (49). The figure was ceremonial, and Rice received no money. There was a halftime ceremony to honor him during the 49ers’ matchup with the Seattle Seahawks on November 19, 2006.

  68. jeffchadwick says: Mar 6, 2012 4:00 PM

    cowboysfaninbuffalove says:
    Mar 6, 2012 3:20 PM
    @zanderbough

    Jerry rice didn’t play for those teams derrrrr

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    So those 11 games Rice played for Seattle in 2004 were just a mirage? And the contract he signed with Denver the next year as well? Have you heard of google?

  69. granadafan says: Mar 6, 2012 4:06 PM

    “babyhorsemorgan says: Mar 6, 2012 2:18 PM
    Don’t understand the obsession with Moss’ 40 time. Guy is 6-4, long arms,”
    ================================================

    Moss sure can turn those “long arms” into short little alligator arms when he’s quitting on the field.

  70. trbowman says: Mar 6, 2012 4:12 PM

    Forget Moss, I just want to know how Brian Brohm looked.

  71. patsfiend says: Mar 6, 2012 4:35 PM

    Good luck, I hope you make it back Randy. Solidify those HOF stats, maybe win a championship. Make some new “news” and get on TV.

    Just don’t do it with my Pats, or with the Jets, and we’re cool.

  72. bozosforall says: Mar 6, 2012 4:44 PM

    havok82 says:
    Mar 6, 2012 3:04 PM
    thatobnoxiousguy says:
    Mar 6, 2012 2:15 PM
    Brees will sign soon(even though he is a greedy hypocrit)

    Williams is gone, (but Spags is an improvement).
    Sean will be suspended but the team is in capable assistant hands.

    Micky will be find(so what)
    Benson will be fined(so what, he still has a hot granddaughter running the team)

    colston leaves- (replaced with Moss who doesnt get injured every year)

    Keep hating haters, cause the Saints will be the first team to Host and play in the same Super Bowl

    The Saints will win a 2nd legitimate Super Bowl…………and the Patriots will STILL not have won one legitimately!!!!

    ——————————————-

    Umm, based on recent allegations and the hits on Warner/Favre in that playoff run, I’d say that would successfully illegitimize this SB much more than anything that the Pats ever did. There is no evidence they taped signals when they played the Panthers/Eagles/Rams. There IS evidence that the Saints put a bounty on Favre (and massacred him with late hits and unecessary hits). Sorry, while you may be a good troll, your argument fails.

    __
    Only because Goodell destroyed the evidence.

  73. sjoyner59 says: Mar 6, 2012 4:50 PM

    could have gone better if they offered him a contract on the spot

  74. geauxmez says: Mar 6, 2012 6:54 PM

    this is self destruction for New Orleans. STAY AWAY

  75. blawrence95 says: Mar 6, 2012 9:01 PM

    does this mean Moss will receive money for that one time he burned Revis, caught the ball with one hand, then Revis walked away “injured”???

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