Veteran wide receiver Randy Moss has agreed to a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers.
The 49ers worked out Moss on Monday, and according to CSN Bay Area, Moss spent about 15 minutes catching passes from head coach Jim Harbaugh. Moss was reportedly impressive during a workout with the Saints last week, which increased interest around the NFL. So the 49ers decided to sign Moss before another team did.
“I accept the challenge and I’m ready to bring the fans out of their seats,” Moss told reporters on a conference call Monday night. He said he considers this a chance to give back to the game. “I like what I can do for the NFL. I don’t like what the NFL can do for me.”
The 49ers have been searching for a deep threat and believe Moss can fill the bill. During his prime, Moss was a feared big-play receiver, leading the NFL in touchdown receptions five times, and making the Pro Bowl six times.
“We need someone to stretch the field,” 49ers CEO Jed York told the Bay Area News Group earlier in the day. “It’s up to Jim and (49ers general manager) Trent (Baalke) to see if maybe it can fit.”
Harbaugh and Baalke liked what they saw. So at age 35, Moss is back in the NFL.
“I don’t want to let them down,” Moss told reporters.
ESPN first reported the move a day before the start of the free agency period.
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