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Posted on: April 2, 2011 6:43 pm
 

Moss: 'I know I can still play at a high level'

Posted by Will Brinson

Once the labor dust (or "if," perhaps) settles, Randy Moss will be one of the more intriguing free agent wide receivers on the market.

Sure, he's old, he looks like he could finally be washed up, and he played for three different teams in 2010. But if you listen to him, he's still got some football to play.

"I want to play wherever they want me to play," Moss told ESPN's Ryan McGee in a recent NASCAR-related interview that wasn't supposed to cover football. "Like I said, I'm a free agent. I know I'm 34. I know I didn't have a great season last year. But I also know that these still work [holds up his hands] and I know I can still play at a high level.

"We just need to get this season back on track so I can start working on finding that team that wants Randy Moss on their roster."

The full interview is pretty awesome, and worth a read, mainly because it shows what a NASCAR junkie Moss is and has a couple pretty funny anecdotes about Moss in the NASCAR world (like running after Tony Stewart, who peeled out of there).

But back to the point: can Randy Moss play in the NFL in 2011? The answer, despite the wide receiver's struggles last season, has to be "yes."

Remember that it wasn't that long ago that Moss made a one-handed grab over Darrelle Revis in a Patriots-Jets game. And also remember that once upon a time, Moss was left for dead following a miserable season with the Raiders. Then he went to New England and played some of the best football of his career. That opportunity might not come up in 2011, and it's possible that we've seen the last of Moss' relevance. But counting him out completely, after having seen his career progression thus far, is a bit foolish.

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