Veteran WR Randy Moss is not participating in the San Francisco 49ers voluntary workouts this week. Some might think that is cause for concern with the moody receiver, but the franchise seems to been fine with the fact he is skipping these April voluntary workouts.
According to 49ers general manager Trent Baalke, the possibility of Moss skipping the April workouts was something the two sides had agreed upon before an agreement was reached between both parties. Teams are undergoing voluntary practices currently and the 49ers will not have any organized team activities until next month.
Speaking to reporters, Baalke said, “Randy’s not in and that was something we discussed with Randy when we made the arrangement and signed him. That is not unexpected by any stretch.” Baalke continue to say that he thinks Moss is a first ballot Hall of Fame receiver and that he’ll be just fine being a member of the 49ers this season.
“He’s a first, in all likelihood, a first-ballot Hall of Famer. To reach that level you have to have something in you to play at that level for so long. … He’ll be fairly judged from Day 1 once he gets here and establishes himself. He’s one of the best competitiors at his position and maybe all positions throughout his career.”
It is very likely that there is no serious issue with Randy Moss not being at the 49ers’ voluntary workouts this week. However, given his past behavior, anything out of the ordinary draws attention in regards to Moss. I wouldn’t read anything into this no-show at this event, but if he skips OTA’s in May, then an issue could be brewing.