According to reports by NFL insider Jay Glazer, Randy Moss had an exceptional workout with the New Orleans Saints today and a contract could be coming from the team in the next several days.
Moss sent waves out through the NFL after proclaiming on his UStream channel that he intended to play in the NFL once more after retiring following the 2010 season.
It was a forgettable display with the New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans in 2010, where Moss caught 28 passes for 393 yards and five touchdowns while being heavily criticized for his penchant to give up on routes and teams.
But Moss want’s to return to the NFL bad enough that he came out and said he would be willing to play for any team for no guaranteed money, implying he would have no salary but get paid on an incentive based scale exclusively.
Essentially if Moss doesn’t produce, then Moss doesn’t get paid. However it’s yet to be seen if a team, such as the Saints, could really sign him to this sort of team friendly deal or if it’s more of a PR play on Moss’ behalf
Early indications are that Moss was in top shape and appeared more like the “old” Moss than he has in recent memory. Sources also say Moss was clocked as low as 4.39 during a 40-yard dash attempt.
This speed seems to corroborate an earlier report that Moss was clocked fairly recently in the 4.3 range well after sitting out the entirety of the 2011 season.
The Saints could use all the help they can get at the wide receiver position as their is growing concern that top target Marques Colston will not return to the team after potential deals for quarterback Drew Brees and guard Carl Nicks are assembled.
Deep threat receiver Robert Meachen could also be on the move as he is scheduled to become an unresticted free agent and there could be several teams looking to sign the former first round pick
In 13 NFL seasons Moss has amassed 954 receptions for 14,858 receiving yards and 153 touchdowns.
They don’t call him the “freak” for nothing, and with a quarterback like Brees throwing him the ball Moss could return to his 2007 form when he caught an NFL record 23 touchdown passes from Tom Brady.
The Saints my want to hurry as Moss’ impressive workout could be the first sign that an early market could develop for the veteran wide reiver.