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Report: Randy Moss to work out for Saints

Posted on: March 6, 2012 12:24 am
Edited on: March 6, 2012 2:14 am
Is Moss headed back to the NFL? (Getty Images)

By Ryan Wilson

It was exactly three weeks ago Monday that Randy Moss took to UStream to tell his fans that "I wanna play football." Of course, Moss also spoke authoritatively about professional wrestling and pulled out a brown paper bag filled with his hair. It wasn't clear if he was serious. Then he added, "Your boy is going to come back here and play some football, so I'm really excited. I had some things I had to adjust in my life."

The media ran with it, Moss made several more UStream appearances, and now, according to Fox Sports' Jay Glazer, Moss has his first scheduled workout with an NFL team on Tuesday.

Randy Moss working out for Saints tomorrow. Former Packers QB Brian Brohm also coming in to throw to him
3/5/12 10:13 PM

The Saints have had a forgettable few days, starting with stalled contract negotiations with franchise quarterback Drew Brees (that led to the franchise tag and a reportedly "livid" Brees) and ending with charges that former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was behind a bounty scheme that rewarded players for injuring opponents

Now that the Saints have franchised instead of re-signed Brees, that means they can't use the tag on guard Carl Nicks or wide receiver Marques Colston -- two of the offense's best players. And if Colston leaves via free agency New Orleans will be looking for his replacement. We're not sure Moss is that guy (he's not interested in playing in the middle of the field and he's admitted as much) but the Saints still think he's worth taking a look at. 

Moss' career seemed to stall back in 2005 when the Vikings traded him to the Raiders. After a pedestrian 2006 season, the Patriots acquired him for a fourth-rounder in 2007 and he went on to have one of the most productive years in NFL history. Put differently: in the right system, with the right support system, and an elite future Hall of Famer at quarterback, Moss can be special.

At least that was the case with the old Moss. The Pats eventually shipped him back to the Vikings in 2010, and after a four-game stopover he ended the year with the Titans where he caught just six balls in eight games.

But let's not get too far ahead of ourselves; the Saints appear to be kicking the tires on Moss, which may or may not have happened last September after the Week 1 loss to the Packers. Either way, this could be the first of many workouts for Moss. (The Jets and Eagles were reportedly interested last month -- while New England and Dallas probably won't be entering the Straight Cash Homey Sweepstakes.)

And if the NFL doesn't work out, there's always the IFL.

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Since: Jun 21, 2010
Posted on: March 18, 2012 12:28 pm

Report: Randy Moss to work out for Saints

Benson can't think stright the rest of the year without parties. There is nothing in his past that says he can think stright when it comes to football. 


Since: Jan 19, 2007
Posted on: March 6, 2012 3:06 pm

Report: Randy Moss to work out for Saints

Smokescreen to change the conversation away from bounties.

Since: Aug 8, 2011
Posted on: March 6, 2012 2:29 pm

Report: Randy Moss to work out for Saints

What the heck is going on with the Saints thought process. "Well we just crapped in our own hat, lets go out and see if we can get cancer." I have a hot tip for you. Wait till Mardi Gras has been over for a couple of weeks and you start thinking straight again before you make any football decisions.

Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2012 2:05 pm

Report: Randy Moss to work out for Saints

I have nothing against the Saints. As a matter of fact, I was happy for the city when they won the Super Bowl. But this article begs the question: What will Randy Moss put in the bounty pool???

"Straight cash, homey." 

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2012 1:41 pm

Report: Randy Moss to work out for Saints

By bringing Moss in, the Saints have taken Bountygate to a whole new level. Let's face it, if there would be one guy in the NFL that would have hadma bounty on his head it'd be Randy Moss. Apparently the Saints aren't going to wait for a game situation. They'll just invite the guy in for a tryout and take him out.

Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: March 6, 2012 12:05 pm

Report: Randy Moss to work out for Saints

Oh great just what we need

Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2012 11:49 am

Report: Randy Moss to work out for Saints

There are only three (3) NFL teams on which Moss could fit socially, and they are New Orleans, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. If Moss ever plays in the NFL again, it will be on one of those teams. Of those three, Moss best social fit is Philadelphia, where the locker room is already a disaster, and hip hop 24/7. Being a "football" fit is an entirely different story. The problem in Philly is that Moss can only run one route, and he has lost much more than a step. Also, the Eagles don't have a QB that can throw that route effectively. In Baltimore, Flacco to Moss just doesn't sound right or fit, and Ray Lewis wouldn't tolerate Randy's work ethic.  If the Saints lose Colston, they will be desperate for another WR, and no money to pursue Wallace, which explains why Moss is there today. No doubt Brees likes to fashion himself as the rebirth of Vanilla Ice in New Orleans, and would love bump chests with the Moss circa 1999-2003. Today's tryout will confirm that today's Randy Moss looks nothing like the young Moss. At the end of the day, it's doubtful that Moss will get signed by any NFL team, unless it is for league minimum or slightly more. There's depth at WR in this year's NFL draft, and there are several good free agents on the market. This all works against Moss, who is doing nothing but begging for a paycheck, and trying to pad his numbers and his ego. It's over for Moss. He's done and is in denial. There will be no last hurrahs.    

Since: Mar 10, 2010
Posted on: March 6, 2012 11:36 am

Report: Randy Moss to work out for Saints

This guy is just unbelievable. Play when you want to, quit on your teammates when you don't want to. Then go to another team and do the same thing all over again. The guy has talent, there is no denying that but what good is it to have talent when what you really need in a team sport is a sense of obligation to your teammates. Moss has no sense of this so either he needs to gain this sense somehow or play a sport where you don't have teammates to let down like golf or bowling. Then all he does is shame himself. Of course he has actually been shaming himself for some time now.

Since: Mar 6, 2012
Posted on: March 6, 2012 10:54 am
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Since: Jan 19, 2007
Posted on: March 6, 2012 10:22 am

Report: Randy Moss to work out for Saints

He sounds desperate to collect a paycheck. Yet he is not saying all the things a team wants to hear, like he'll do whatever it takes to make the team better, including making plays across the middle of the field. How much easier will it be to defend him if the DBs know he won't run inside? You can't always go with the back shoulder pass to Moss, or throw it up and hope he'll win the juimp ball. You get a step on the defender if he is guessing you will take an inside route and you double-move back to the outside.

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