After not playing a single down in the 2011 NFL regular season, one has to wonder if wide receivers Terrell Owens and Randy Moss are really finished playing in the NFL for good. Owens spent the majority of the 2011 NFL season recovering from a knee injury while Randy Moss, a free agent, garnered no interest from any franchise for the 2011 season.
Despite several teams needing a veteran presence at the receiver position this season, no one took a chance by signing Randy Moss. Not the most disciplined, Moss still possess straight line speed. I thought that Moss could have been used on a variety of teams this season, but perhaps NFL clubs simply weren’t prepared to deal with his bizarre behavior which he exhibited during the 2010 season and decided to pass.
In his 13 seasons, Moss has 14,858 receiving yards with 153 touchdowns. Moss recorded double digit touchdowns in 9 seasons and currently holds the NFL record for most receiving touchdowns in a single season, 23 set in the 2007 season while a member of the New England Patriots.
Terrell Owens might have been given a chance with some NFL team this season had he not sustained a knee injury in the offseason. Owens was a productive receiver last season while a member of the Cincinnati Bengals, falling just short of the 1,000 yard mark.
With the San Francisco 49ers releasing WR Braylon Edwards this week and already dangerously thin at the receiver position heading into the playoffs, I thought that the Niners might take a chance on Owens, at least bringing him in for a workout. Instead, news broke yesterday that the veteran receiver had been offered a contract by an indoor football league team.
Owens, in his 15-year career, recorded 15,934 receiving yards and 153 touchdowns.
Owens is 38 and is recovering from knee surgery. He might garner a small amount of interest in training camp next season, but given his age and the potential of a very deep free agent wide receiver pool next season, I see his prospects of returning to the NFL slim.
Moss, 35, might peak a little interest from teams looking for a deep threat, but only if he shows that he is committed to playing football in 2012.
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