Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Report: Moss headed back to ‘Frisco Bay area
The San Francisco 49ers are expected to announce today that they have signed the no longer retired Randy Moss to a one-year contract. The signing of the 35-year old wide receiver gives the Niners with a genuine deep threat that they sorely lacked last season.
Moss’s mere presence will prevent opponents from double and triple-teaming superstar tight end Vernon Davis. But that’s not the only benefit. ‘Frisco has a bullish ground game, which sets the table nicely for play-action passes. With Moss speed and leaping ability creating match-up problems, the 49ers offense become far more formidable.
Apparently, coach Jim Harbaugh saw all he needed to see when Moss worked out for San Francisco on Monday. This won’t be the first time that Moss has played on the West Coast. The former Marshall University star had an uneventful two-year stint with the Oakland Raiders (2005-06). Moss realizes that this is his final shot at playing and staying in the NFL. Being properly motivated will not be an issue. And besides, Moss wants to prove that he still has the giddy-up, excellent hands and game-breaking skills which are his trademarks.
Right now, it’s not clear as to who might be throwing to Moss. San Francisco is currently negotiating to re-sign QB Alex Smith, but he hasn’t signed a contract yet. Adding to the uncertainty is the speculation that the 49ers have more than a passing interest in bringing Peyton Manning on board.