Dixon, naturally, thought Moss "looked good" during his workout this morning in Santa Clara. During the portion of the session Dixon witnessed, Moss ran slants, outs, curls and go routes, catching passes delivered by coach Jim Harbaugh.
The 35-year old Moss announced his intention to return to the NFL earlier this year. Most still had visions of the 2010 version, the player who did little in stops with the Patriots, Vikings and Titans.
Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer reported Monday night that the New Orleans Saints are inviting wide receiver Randy Moss to a workout.
Moss, who played the first seven years of his career with the Vikings, announced his retirement prior to the 2011 season. He declared a few weeks ago that he was planning a return to the NFL.
According to Glazer,
The Saints are believed to be one of a few teams that are interested in bringing Moss in for a workout in the coming weeks.
Moss had a career-high 1,632 yards with the Vikings in 2003. Following a 13-touchdown season in 2004, Moss left Minnesota for Oakland, where he had an underwhelming two-year stint with the Raiders.
In 2007 he joined the Patriots and enjoyed a resurgence, tallying three straight thousand-yard seasons. Moss’ tenure in New England ended when he was traded back to Minnesota during the 2010 season. The second go-around in Minnesota didn’t go nearly as well, as Moss had just 13 catches in four games before being waived. He was later picked up by Tennessee, where he had just six catches in eight games.
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The Minnesota Vikings employed Randy Moss twice during his NFL career. They apparently won't attempt to see if a third time's the charm, though, despite the enigmatic receiver's recent announcement that he plans to make a comeback after retiring prior to last season.
Moss trails only Cris Carter as the Vikings all-time leader in all of the major receiving categories and, despite their apparent issues with one another, Moss apparently won't get the chance to surpass the all-time great. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman made that clear in an interview this week.
"We'll be moving on," Spielman said today during an interview to discuss the draft, free agency and next week's scouting combine."Randy was a great player, but we'll focus more on trying to get a younger team."
This was probably assumed by fans throughout the midwest, but at least now it's official.
"And Randy, not like any other superstar I've met, he has more quit in him than any of those other players. So I need to address that. That's what [New England Patriots coach Bill] Belichick did when he brought him over from Oakland. He told him he wasn't going to have it.
"But Randy, when things don't go well, like no other player I've ever been around or associated with, he has a quit mechanism in him that's huge. That needs to be addressed before he signs with any team."
Those aren't kind words from the future Hall of Famer and, unsurprisingly, Mossed lashed out at him with a response via Twitter.
@criscarter80 its sad how u stroked ur own ego when u were suppose to b my mentor!then u wonder why karma bites u in the ass!#goodlukwithhof
Moss didn't exactly take the high road, but that's probably to be expected considering what Carter had to say. The enigmatic wide receiver didn't deny what Carter had to say either, though, adding a different possible twist to the story.
Randy Moss is attempting a comeback this season after sitting out last year following a regrettable "comeback" to the Minnesota Vikings. It's unfortunate he isn't able to stay retired rather than subject himself to playing past his prime.