A couple of weeks ago, 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke said that he was okay with Randy Moss missing the start of the teams’ workouts because he knew Moss would be there long before anything mandatory got underway.
Baalke was proven correct on Monday when Moss showed up for workouts. It was the first day of what the 49ers are calling “Football School” when they have players focusing on techniques and fundamentals specific to their positions with coaches allowed to work with them on the field. Moss told the 49ers website what it felt like to be back out on the football field after such a long layoff.
“It was eye-opening,” Moss said. “Today was the first day and we were moving so fast. Today felt like we’d been out here for a week or two.”
And as for how Moss looked in his first team workout in more than a year?
“He looked good. He looked really, really good,” tackle Joe Staley said. “Obviously super fast. My first impressions of him are very positive. I think he’s going to be a great addition to the team. I’m excited to work with him. I think he’s got a ton of talent.”
The addition of A.J. Jenkins in the first round of the draft makes the 49ers’ depth chart a bit more crowded at receiver, but if Moss proves he’s in shape and able to make plays downfield there’s a good chance he’ll find a place on the final roster.