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Report: Randy Moss undecided about playing another year

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Before the Super Bowl, PFT reported that wide receiver Randy Moss planned to play at least one more year whether or not he was re-signed by the 49ers.

The 49ers have passed on bringing him back and we haven’t heard much about interest elsewhere in the league for the services of a veteran receiver who looked like he was missing the top gear that made him one of the most dangerous wideouts in football earlier in his career. He was a good soldier despite playing a limited role he admitted not liking all that much, but no team has stepped forward to ask him to play any kind of role for them next season.

Now comes word from Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com that Moss isn’t sure whether or not he wants to play any role for any team.  Freeman reports that Moss is still making up his mind as teams start OTAs around the league.

Without more information, it’s hard to tell if Moss’ indecision has anything to do with the league’s indifference to his talents.  But we don’t need too much more in the way of detail to know that Moss’ feelings on a return don’t matter all that much if teams around the league remain interested in moving in other directions.

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37 Responses to “Report: Randy Moss undecided about playing another year”
  1. davetexansfan says: May 16, 2013 2:04 PM

    Come down to H-Town. Be our 3rd guy after Andre and Hopkins. Teach the new kid a few old tricks and be our deep threat guy. Our offense would be incredible.

  2. golforepar says: May 16, 2013 2:09 PM

    Randy can’t decide? Well, come back and and get cut. Decision over!!

  3. nyninerfan says: May 16, 2013 2:10 PM

    He was a good veteran presence for the 49ers last year and a great mentor for our young wrs. The dude is toast as far as playing goes though. Nobody needs a deep threat who can’t get deep anymore.

  4. We need Bud Grant says: May 16, 2013 2:12 PM

    Bring him back to Minnesota. Are you telling me he’s not as good as Joe Webb?

  5. jibberator says: May 16, 2013 2:12 PM

    He had his chance to prove the world wrong during the SB, and he fell flat on his face. It doesnt matter if you lost speed if you can still catch passes. Sorry to say he doesnt even try to catch.

  6. fnc111 says: May 16, 2013 2:13 PM

    Deep threat guy? Lol. You sir are clueless. He doesn’t have big time speed anymore.

  7. mobuccsfan says: May 16, 2013 2:15 PM

    If Moss does come back–he needs to hope he gets brought in to just be a role player–3rd receiver option/mentor role. And it would make a ton of sense on a team that is really, really close to knocking down the door and making it to the Superbowl. Houston Texans actually would be a pretty ideal place–dependent upon how well Schaub does and healthy their O-Line, Foster and defense stay this season. Patriots are off this list by default and obviously 49ers are as well. Other teams that could be an okay to ideal match in this capacity would be as follows:
    Baltimore
    Seattle
    Atlanta
    Denver
    Green Bay.
    Just my two cents.

    If he doesn’t come back/retires–he is more of a HOF candidate than McNabb for sure–his only downfall would be his lack off effort/diva attitude he had at different points in his career and off-field issues–which weren’t too many that we know of but still enough to be a concern.

  8. whatjusthapped says: May 16, 2013 2:15 PM

    Rumor has it the Vikings changed catering companies and he has already transformed Percy Harvin into a diva so much that he left town so now he is welcome back for his third stint with Minnesota. Just like the first two times, there will be no chance at a Superbowl ring but the plus side is he knows where the good herb is in town.

  9. ilovefoolsball says: May 16, 2013 2:16 PM

    davetexansfan says:
    May 16, 2013 2:04 PM
    Come down to H-Town. Be our 3rd guy after Andre and Hopkins. Teach the new kid a few old tricks and be our deep threat guy. Our offense would be incredible.
    ______
    Yes he would definitely be able to coach up those young bucks on the finer points of how to take plays off, grow alligator arms, and never, ever block downfield for running backs.

  10. bahoto34 says: May 16, 2013 2:19 PM

    Moss’ precense last year made crabtree really step it up. i say investment well paid for the niners

  11. surfinbird1 says: May 16, 2013 2:21 PM

    If Hoodie called,he’d be on the next plane.

  12. explosionsauce says: May 16, 2013 2:21 PM

    He was a great vet but had alligator arms in the Super Bowl. Fare thee well, Randy but no one wants to make you the number one option any longer.

  13. chi01town says: May 16, 2013 2:22 PM

    Chicago would be good with Moss,
    Marshall.. Jeffrey.. and Forte. plus Greenbay panic every time somebody say Randy Moss. He built his career by SMOKING the packers on site.

  14. coreyn23 says: May 16, 2013 2:27 PM

    Come on back to Minny and help us win the Superbowl with AD, G. Jennings, and the gang. Then you can retire a Viking like you should.

  15. 4thquartermagic says: May 16, 2013 2:55 PM

    Wait, Randy Moss played last year???

    hmm.. the more you know.

  16. strokeytheclown says: May 16, 2013 3:14 PM

    Shut the hell up Randy.

  17. andrewproughcfe says: May 16, 2013 3:15 PM

    Moss – No rings
    T.O. – No rings
    Ward – Two rings, Super Bowl MVP

    Only one guy in that group showed up in the games that counted. Only one belongs in the Hall of Fame.

  18. gnorules says: May 16, 2013 3:39 PM

    He should go to Detroit and play opposite Megatron. That would be a scary combo.

  19. rasalghoul says: May 16, 2013 3:40 PM

    Report: Randy Moss unsure how to wear a baseball hat without looking like a total tool.

  20. beefturkey says: May 16, 2013 3:44 PM

    He retires when he wants to retire.

  21. bennyb82 says: May 16, 2013 3:50 PM

    Come to Detroit. We will play you a ton, you will get to work in a system that passes the most in the league. You can be a mentor to the younger guys and if you take some plays off it is all good as long as you do not purposely run the wrong routes. And yeah we could also win some games if all goes well…

  22. inyofaceagain says: May 16, 2013 3:53 PM

    Randy Moss not a Hall of Famer?! Pffffffft!
    Aside from being from Pittsburgh, you need to check a highlight reel. Matter of fact, check out the highlight reel just from 1998, I know you were probably born that year, but do it.

  23. kissmytaintpatriotsrule says: May 16, 2013 3:57 PM

    andrewproughcfe says: May 16, 2013 3:15 PM

    Moss – No rings
    T.O. – No rings
    Ward – Two rings, Super Bowl MVP

    Only one guy in that group showed up in the games that counted. Only one belongs in the Hall of Fame.

    —————————————————–

    Strange I remember him not doing much in all those games against the Patriots in the playoffs. You know when Pittsburgh was getting eliminated. Ward is not getting into the Hall, he stunk.

  24. jrobitaille23 says: May 16, 2013 4:01 PM

    Can any of you sheep think for yourself? You read he has lost a step or doesn’t try and you regurgitate that crap. The guy had a QB w/a weak arm in Smith who couldn’t get him the ball. He was replaced by a raw QB who ran a lot and liked the intermediate throws almost to his detriment because he couldn’t read defenses and see Moss was open so much. Do you people even watch games? I challenge you to put on any of last season’s games and try telling anyone Moss isn’t open most of the time. Several times in the playoffs you can clearly see him with a step or two on his guy..often raising his hands..yet his QB is busy throwing 5 yard outs. The man hasn’t had a good QB since Brady and we all saw the numbers he put up with him. Just because the fraternity that is NFL coaches all band together and boycott players like TO and Moss does not mean they can’t play. Both of them would easily be the best #2 option on pretty much 2/3 of the teams.

  25. barrysandersjr says: May 16, 2013 4:26 PM

    He should just retire. His time on the 49ers was as forgettable as the Titans.
    I love Randy(2nd best receiver EVER) but how much does he really have in the tank?
    I guess he could still put in work in Detroit or Houston though..

  26. maniccatastrophe says: May 16, 2013 4:40 PM

    As a Viking fan I really just want Moss to go away. His rookie season was unbelievable but since then he has been an entitled prick and cancer to ant locker room regardless of what the niners said last yr

  27. pxeeks says: May 16, 2013 5:05 PM

    Come to Philly!!

  28. dontcorrectmeplz says: May 16, 2013 5:16 PM

    If he doesn’t play another down in the NFL, he’ll go down as one of the greatest to ever do it. It’ll be interesting to see if/who he chooses to sign a 1 day contract with, considering how sour things went his last go around with the Vikings (even though they were the team that originally drafted him).

  29. irisheagle22 says: May 16, 2013 5:16 PM

    He would do well in Philly. Chip Kelly offense would open up more room for him, Desean, McCoy, and Maclin. We would still have a deep threat in Desean, while incorporating a read option plus more screens. Base salary and hopefully a emerald embezzled ring at the end of the season. GO EAGLES!!!

  30. seaeagle707 says: May 16, 2013 6:50 PM

    Oh, go ahead and stay, Randy. Sherm and B.B. say that they need you for practice twice a year. I don’t think that you’d get on well with our practice squad, so you may’s well keep stumblin’ for the Niners.

  31. raiders757 says: May 16, 2013 7:07 PM

    He quit on his team in the past, so it makes sense for him to quit on himself. He should retire and the HOF should shun him or not being a team player. True HOFer’s don’t take plays off, nuff said!

  32. fearthehoody says: May 16, 2013 7:21 PM

    “Straight Cash Homie.”

    - Sir Randall Moss

  33. raiderapologist says: May 16, 2013 8:46 PM

    Nice hat.

  34. monkeyboymotors says: May 16, 2013 9:19 PM

    Thank you Randy, I think your the most misunderstood man in the NFL. I know you do a lot of charity work. Also the time you will spend with kids signing autograph’s, and tossing the football with them ,rather than placating to the adult fans who wanted your autograph to sell on ebay and such. Hats off to you, I will always remember you as a Viking!

  35. GenXJay says: May 16, 2013 9:50 PM

    Great player. Always beats the packers.

  36. inyofaceagain says: May 17, 2013 4:26 AM

    jrobitaille23 says:
    May 16, 2013 4:01 PM
    Can any of you sheep think for yourself? …. The man hasn’t had a good QB since Brady and we all saw the numbers he put up with him.

    ——

    Actually he played with Favre after Brady. I would consider Favre better than “good”

  37. chi01town says: May 17, 2013 10:14 AM

    Randy Moss is a HOF WR. and I wouldnt mind seeing him in Chicago
    this season. Good luck Moss Strait CASH HOMIE

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