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Randy Moss Retired, According to Agent

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By Christine Thomasos, Christian Post Reporter
August 1, 2011|5:15 pm

After 13 seasons in the NFL, wide receiver Randy Moss officially retired from the game on Monday.

Joel Segal, Moss’ agent, said the 34-year-old wide receiver decided to turn down offers from various teams before making his decision.

"Randy has weighed his options and considered the offers and has decided to retire," Segal said, according to ESPN.

Moss is tied with WR Terrell Owens for the second most career touchdowns in the league with 153. His 14,858 yards place him at fifth in the league and he is tied for eighth in receptions with 954.

With such impressive career statistics, some have speculated about reasons why Moss declared his retirement. According to USA Today, one reason could be the New York Jets signing Plaxico Burress on Sunday, which was rumored to be Moss’ next desired destination.

Segal confirmed that Moss was not able to join a team that he wished to play for.

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“He’s such a competitor and wanted to go back. However, he wanted to go back in certain places,” Segal said. “He wanted to be on a championship team in his mind.”

In his last season, Moss played for three teams. New England traded the wide receiver to Minnesota, who then turned him loose to Tennessee where he performed at a career low. After a tumultuous season, Moss’ Marshall University coach, Bob Pruett, said he approves of his former player’s decision.

"Randy has been a great player for a long time," Pruett told ESPN. "He's choosing this on his own terms and I think that's good. If that's what he wants to do, that's what he should do."

Robert Smith, Moss’ former teammate and an ESPN analyst, said he doesn’t believe Moss is hanging up his football jersey for good.

"He's as talented a guy as I've ever seen play the game. He's a guy with some pride, and more than anything else in the past few years he's thinking about his legacy," said Smith, Moss’ teammate on the Vikings from 1998-2000. "Without a Super Bowl, I think he can't help but look at his resume and say that it was a disappointment. I would be completely surprised if he was actually retired."

 

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