Former Patriots receiver Randy Moss took to live video-chat website ustream.tv this morning to celebrate his 35th birthday and make an announcement: he wants to make a comeback.
“I just wanna go to a team and play some football,” Moss said.
Moss’ agent announced his retirement last offseason, and today the receiver, who is tied with Terrell Owens for the second-most receiving touchdowns all-time (they have 153; Jerry Rice had 197), said that he had to step away to handle personal matters. He’s since spoken to his family, and they’ve given him the green light to return.
Moss has shaved his trademark cornrows, and had the hair in a brown paper bag that he showed to viewers.
The big question, of course, is what Moss has left. He made his bones as a downfield threat, and if he doesn’t have the speed that made him one of the most dangerous wideouts of all time, he may not have a lot of value to many teams.
On a personal level Moss is still liked in New England – he showed up to owner Robert Kraft’s house as he sat shiva following the death of Myra Kraft, was in Kevin Faulk’s driveway a week ago when the running back returned from Indianapolis, and Bill Belichick still respects Moss as a player. None of that, however, means he’ll be making a return appearance on the roster.