Jarvis Moss is contemplating retirement

Broncos linebacker Jarvis Moss apparently has been spending some time with Brett Favre.

Because Moss is contemplating retirement.

The difference, however, is that Moss is only 24 years old.

According to FOX 31 in Denver, Moss has advised the team that he might call it quits

FOX 31 also reports that Moss wasn’t at practice on Saturday, and that G.M. Brian Xanders declined to comment on the situation.

Moss participated in two Friday practices, and he expressed optimism about the future.

“It’s a brand new start for me,” Moss said.  “I’m going to continue to work hard, pray, and everything will take care of itself.”

Moss reportedly is struggling to adapt to his role in the team’s new 3-4 defense, which resulted in a shift from defensive end to outside linebacker.

Alex Marvex of FOX reported in April that the Broncos were shopping Moss for a seventh-round draft pick.  He thereafter was buried on the depth chart during offseason workouts.

Our first thought regarding the situation was that, if Moss retires, he might owe back a chunk of the five-year, $15 million contract he signed as the 17th overall pick in the 2007 draft.  But it’s entirely possible that he didn’t receive a signing bonus as part of his rookie deal, which would insulate him from having to refund any of the money he has received.