Retired wide receiver Randy Moss is hopeful he can return to play in the NFL next season, one year removed from hanging up his cleats “for good” after a disastrous 2010 season.
I just wanna go to a team and play some football,” Moss said on a Ustream.tv. Moss, a four-time All-Pro, said he left the game because of family issues but said he has gotten the all-clear to comeback. Faith, family, and football, that’s my M.O., bro, Your boy be back for the upcoming season.
Moss announced his plans during a Ustream video, and his remarks were originally reported by the National Football Post.
But maybe a return to the NFL isn’t in the best interest of the 35-year old receiver.
In 2010 Moss opened the regular season as a member of the New England Patriots until he was traded to the Minnesota Vikings for a third round pick after Week 4.
After only four weeks with the Vikings he was released, primarily due to performance, but also because of controversial press conferences where he would question head coach Brad Childress and the direction of the team.
Moss nearly cleared waivers before the Tennessee Titans claimed him. He appeared in eight games with them making six catches for 80 yards and no touchdowns, finishing the 2010 season setting career lows in receptions (28) and receiving yards (393).
Besides his opening four weeks in New England, Moss’ 2010 season was marred by very little physical output when on the field. It became common place to watch him give up on routes, or lackadaisically watch balls float over his head.
Teams may not want that potential distraction on the roster, however a wide receiver starved franchise could take a flyer on the once elite Moss. The Jaguars, Bengals, 49ers, Browns, and Rams could all be potential landing spots.
In his career Moss totaled 954 catches for 153 touchdowns and 14,858 receiving yards.