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Moss feels 'not wanted'

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  September 6, 2010 07:11 PM

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moss-gloves.jpgRandy Moss has not said one word in the media since training camp began despite numerous tries to get the often-colorful receiver to answer a question or two.

Well, he broke his silence today with CBSSports.com Patriots reporter William Bendetson and said quite a bit.

"When you have done so much and put so much work in, it kind of feels like I am not wanted," Moss said. "I am taking that in stride and playing my final year out and whatever the future holds is what it holds, but it is kind of a bad feeling -- feeling not wanted. It is not like my production has gone down. I am speaking from an individual standpoint. I don't know about Tom (Brady's) or whoever else's contract.

"I am a little older and understand the nature of the business -- the older you get the more your skills supposedly diminish, but I think I am getting wiser in how to use my physical skills. That's the frustrating part when you put so much heart and desire into things and feel like you are not wanted."

Moss is in the final year of a three-year deal he signed after his record-setting 2007 season with the Patriots and is due to make $6.4 million this season, the highest salary on the team. This is not the first time he has said that he expects this to be his last season in New England.

Moss' agent, Joel Segal, could not be reached for comment.

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