Randy Moss SFO -WRlisted as Week 1 starter
The 49ers have WR Randy Moss as a starter on their Week 1 depth chart. He had previously been listed as a 2nd-teamer. The designation doesn't mean all that much, though, considering Moss is expected to rotate snaps with WR Mario Manningham. The 35-year-old will be a boom-or-bust weekly option. This week might not be a bad time to use him though. Moss could break free against an underwhelming Packers secondary.
Randy Moss SFO -WRsnaps will be limited
Time to take some air out of the Randy Moss hype balloon. After attending 49ers training camp, Sports Illustrated's Jim Trotter believes the team will "limit [Moss] to 20-25 plays a game to keep him fresh." It'd be a smart thing to do with a 35-year-old receiver. But 20-25 plays is only about one-third of the game. Throw in the fact that the 'Niners will continue to be a run-heavy attack, and it's tough to see Moss garnering enough looks to be a consistent fantasy option. We view him as nothing more than a boom-or-bust bye-week fill-in.
Randy Moss SFO -WRwill head to camp as starter
According to 49ers beat writer Matt Maiocco, WRs Michael Crabtree and Randy Moss are atop the team's depth chart heading into training camp. Crab was always locked-in, but Moss has moved ahead of WR Mario Manningham with a lights-out offseason. This is all still subject to change, and we'll be keeping a close eye on the situation when camp opens next month. We just bumped Moss up our WR rankings though.
Randy Moss SFO -WRimpressive so far
By all accounts, 49ers WR Randy Moss has been impressive in OTAs and minicamp. “You can still see the Hall of Fame skills,” a team insider told Pro Football Weekly. “At times, he’s been unstoppable, and he has very much quickly become the leader of the receiving corps. He sits in the front row in team meetings, takes notes and is extremely smart." Of course, the guys are still in shorts and t-shirts right now, so it's too early to make any major judgments. We do like hearing that Moss is putting in the work in meetings and in the film room. Even if he's fully dedicated, though, there's no guarantee that his 35-year-old body will hold up. Moss will enter training camp in a battle for the #2 gig with Mario Manningham.
Randy Moss SFO -WRjoins the 49ers
After working out for them earlier on Monday, WR Randy Moss agreed to a 1-year deal with the 49ers. While we like the move for San Fran, it's not a good landing spot for Moss from a fantasy perspective. The 'Niners finished 31st in pass attempts last year and don't figure to chuck it much more in 2012. Plus, QB Alex Smith struggles throwing the deep ball, ranking 25th in completion percentage on passes of 20+ yards last season. Even if Moss does still have some gas left in the tank, it's tough to imagine him producing as anything more than a WR3. Moss' presence should open things up for WR Michael Crabtree and TE Vernon Davis though.
Randy Moss SFO -WRwill work out for 49ers
Free-agent WR Randy Moss will work out for the 49ers on Monday. He reportedly blew up a workout with the Saints last week, so we're interested to see if he gets similar reviews with the 'Niners. They could use a field-stretcher on the outside, but QB Alex Smith's inconsistent deep ball and HC Jim Harbaugh's run-heavy system would make San Fran a poor landing spot from a fantasy perspective.
Randy Moss SFO -WRimpressive in workout for Saints
Fox Sports' Jay Glazer hears from multiple sources that WR Randy Moss "lit it up" during his workout with the Saints today. Moss reportedly ran about 45 routes and "looked like the old Randy." Moss just turned 35 years old but claims he can still run a 4.3 40-yard dash. While that may be far-fetched, it does sound like he's capable of helping a team in 2012. Moss has visits lined up with 2 undisclosed teams next week.
Randy Moss SFO -WRwill work out for the Saints Tuesday
Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reports that WR Randy Moss will work out for the Saints on Tuesday. New Orleans figures to lose at least 1 of Marques Colston or Robert Meachem in free-agency -- and possibly both -- so they're in the market for a receiver. Moss' vertical ability would play well in the Big Easy. Moss also has a visit lined up with a 2nd team for next week, according to Glazer. Since he was out of the league last year, Moss is free to sign with a team immediately, although we'd still be surprised if he found a job before the free-agent market plays out.
Randy Moss SFO -WRstill has skills, but athleticism gone
WR Randy Moss caught just 6 balls for 80 yards in his 8 games with the Titans last year. Team sources tell NFL.com's Albert Breer that Moss' supreme athleticism is gone, but that he still has elite skills. "The athlete part is diminished, but the hands are there, the smoothness is there," the Titans employee said. "And I'll tell you this: He is a smart football player." The source added that Moss' effort level wasn't always where it needed to be. "He'd lose interest, he'd dog it sometimes... He gets frustrated with double teams; when he gets bracketed, he'll shut it down." On the positive side, Moss was reportedly a good soldier in practice and in the locker room. "He was great,. He was a great personality, he brought an energy to practice... As a guy, he was good here." Moss is the ultimate risk/reward free-agent on the market this offseason. He'll also be a risk/reward pick in 2012 fantasy drafts.
Randy Moss SFO -WRwants to play in 2012
WR Randy Moss wants to play football in 2012. After sitting out all of this past season, the 35-year-old announced that he's officially unretiring. “I just wanna go to a team and play some football," Moss said. He was horrible with 3 different teams in 2010 but reportedly drew interest from at least 1 team (the Eagles) this past summer. Still, the best-case scenario for Moss figures to be a 1-year prove-it deal. And he'll be pretty low on the totem pole in a list of potential free-agent WRs that includes Vincent Jackson, Dwayne Bowe, and Marques Colston. Moss is still certainly capable of being a fantasy factor though -- depending on the landing spot and his effort level.
Randy Moss SFO -WRopen to returning in 2011
ESPN's Adam Schefter hears that WR Randy Moss is open to playing football in 2011 for a "winning team with a seasoned QB." Schefty lists the Patriots, Eagles, Jets, Giants, Cowboys, and Bears as teams that could pique Moss' interest. It's unknown if any of those teams are interested in Moss. We've never really bought into Moss' so-called retirement. If you have a deep bench, he's worth stashing as a speculative play.
Randy Moss SFO -WRon Saints' radar?
According to WWLTV in New Orleans, WR Randy Moss was at the Saints' facility today. ESPN's Adam Schefter has since reported that neither the team nor Randy Moss' reps know anything about the meeting. This may not be the last we hear about this though. New Orleans just lost WR Marques Colston for at least 4 weeks and could be looking for a replacement. Moss' big-play ability would make him a perfect fit. He's worth adding if you have room on the end of your bench.
Update: GM Micky Loomis has denied any interest in Moss. "Absolutely no truth to it. It's a made-up story. Zero to it." Of course, he probably wouldn't confirm even if he was considering signing Moss. We'd still add him if you have an open roster spot.
Randy Moss SFO -WRconsidering unretiring?
Chip Fontanazza of Metro News in West Virginia hears that WR Randy Moss would consider coming out of retirement "if the right opportunity presented itself." According to the report, Moss has been working out on a daily basis and is still in football shape. Our take? Never trust a guy named Chip. The report seems shaky at best. We still wouldn't bother wasting a roster spot on Moss.
Randy Moss SFO -WRserious about retirement
According to NFL Network's Michael Lombardi, WR Randy Moss has already received calls from 2 teams hoping he'll reconsider his retirement. "He won't," Lombardi says. It sounds like Moss is dead-set on hanging up the cleats. Ignore him in fantasy drafts unless we hear otherwise.
Randy Moss SFO -WRfiles retirement papers, has offer
WR Randy Moss has filed his retirement papers with the league. It still doesn't mean much, because as Brett Favre reminded us, a player can still unretire after "officially" calling it quits. And get this: the Eagles reportedly offered Moss a contract just after the papers were filed. Moss could clearly still land a job if he wants it. We're not convinced that he's done yet.
Randy Moss SFO -WRsays he's retiring
According to his agent, WR Randy Moss has decided to retire. The 34-year-old hasn't been drawing much interest on the open market. "After weighing his options and contemplating offers, he's decided to retire," Moss' agent said. We've got a feeling that Moss may have a change of heart, but for now, he's off the fantasy radar.
Randy Moss SFO -WRa one-dimensional WR?
The National Football Post hears from personnel evaluators that Randy Moss has become a one-dimensional WR at 34 years old. “He can only run—a go, corner and a post now,” one scout said. “Maybe a hitch.” Moss has always earned his keep with his deep speed, but his ability to run shorter routes helped open up the downfield stuff. The Post doesn’t expect Moss to demand much interest on the free-agent market.
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