It has been a year since wide receiver Randy Moss stepped onto a professional football field, but this Tuesday it became clear he wants to comeback after the 6'4", 35-year-old former pro wide receiver attended a workout with the New Orleans Saints.
While the Saints have not commented on Moss' performance during the workout, Moss' manager Joel Segal told Yahoo Sports, "Randy had an outstanding workout, as expected. He's in phenomenal shape." Confirming Segal's comments, SportsNOLA.com reported that Moss ran the 40-yard dash in approximately 4.42 seconds.
Fox Sports analyst Jay Glazer tweeted that Randy Moss' workout with the Saints exceeded expectations and made him really stand out. Glazer said, "From what I gather all parties were pretty floored by his workout. Probably didn't expect him to perform the way he did."
There is a high possibility the New Orleans Saints would want to pick up Moss, as they are losing two of their receivers, Marques Colston and Robert Meachem, to free agency this year.
Randy Moss hasn't seen professional football action since the 2010 season. He began that season with the New England Patriots, was then traded to the Minnesota Vikings, but was released by the Vikings after badmouthing the Minnesota coaches. He was then picked up by the Tennessee Titans for the remainder of the 2010 season. However, the former Marshall Star failed to perform for the Titans. He had just six receptions for a mere 80 yards. He scored no touchdowns for the Titans.
While his performance at the New Orleans workout may have been impressive, the former all-pro wide receiver does carry some liability to his name as he is known for making outlandish comments to the press. Not only did he criticize the Vikings coaches after a loss, but, on another occasion, he reportedly said, "I play when I want to play." This comment was a nod of agreement to criticism that he is not always trying his hardest on the field.