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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.

JayGlazer
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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Comments

Since: Jan 16, 2012
Posted on: March 6, 2012 3:29 am
 

Report: Randy Moss to work out for Saints

Randy HAD alot of talent it's too bad he rarely played up to his potential.......who would think he is capable of doing that now???




Since: Nov 24, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2012 2:10 am
 

Report: Randy Moss to workout for Saints

Grammar Police: "workout" is a noun.  Moss is going to "work out" for the Saints, which is an action.  



Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: March 6, 2012 2:07 am
 

Report: Randy Moss to workout for Saints

Ya, this is EXACTLY what the Saints need now. Randy Moss in the NWO. Too bad it's not the cool NWO. These guys are Bounty hunters.WAIT! Thought. Go with me on this. "Dog" the bounty hunter as the D Coordinator. YES!!! If you convict them, He will come! LOL. What a bunch of turds in N.O. Did they drink Tequilla and wash it down with a bottle of STUPID? Seems so. Can't keep the QB happy, can't decide who to Tag and have the audacity to be proud about the way they won. So sure, have you some of Randy Moss. Who's the QB gonna be in camp may be a bigger issue for these genius'. All in all, things are looking better and better for the Falcons each passing day.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2012 2:02 am
 

Report: Randy Moss to workout for Saints



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