We noted last week that the 49ers are open to signing Randy Moss, and now they’re taking another step toward that possibility.
Moss is flying to San Francisco today to work out for the 49ers on Monday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.
The 49ers are the second team to give Moss a workout, following a session with the Saints last week that went very well. Moss, who bounced around the league with three different teams in 2010 and sat out the 2011 season, says he’s serious about playing in 2012 and committed to helping some team win a Super Bowl. He also claims he’s as fast as ever.
The question now is whether the 49ers, Saints or some other team will move aggressively to sign Moss before free agency starts on Tuesday afternoon. It’s a crowded class of free agents at the receiver position this year, and it could make sense for some team to get out ahead of the free agent action and get a deal done with Moss before the rest of the free agents are free to sign.
Or it could turn out that teams have too many questions about how much the 35-year-old Moss has left, and that he’ll have to wait to sign with a team that isn’t able to get anything done with one of the many younger free agent receivers available.