Randy Moss is looking forward to entering the NFL free-agent market whenever it opens, according to his agent, Joel Segal, who said Wednesday the wide receiver is primed to return to "the old Randy Moss."
Moss bounced from the Patriots last season to the Minnesota Vikings, then the Tennessee Titans, but he starred in New England in the three previous years and has been working out relentlessly, according to Segal, who said his client is in "freakish shape."
"Randy has been working out, two-a-days, all spring and summer in West Virginia," Segal said. "He is determined, motivated and quite frankly has a huge chip on his shoulder. Whatever team ends up getting Randy, they're going to know they're getting the old Randy Moss. He's not just coming in to be on the team, he's going to be Randy Moss -- a difference maker."
Moss, 34, has endured struggles in the past, like when he was with the Oakland Raiders for two disappointing seasons, but he rebounded after being dealt to New England in 2007. Moss is a four-time All-Pro and seven-time Pro Bowl selection.
Moss had 28 catches for fewer than 400 yards and just five touchdowns last season, but he's far and away the NFL's leader in TD grabs from 2007 to 2010 (Moss has 52; Larry Fitzgerald is next with 41), and just six players have more receptions of 25 yards-plus during that span.
Moss' size and ability to leap for balls make him a matchup concern for defenses, even if he does run a more limited route tree at this stage of his career. His football IQ has never been questioned, even if his attitude has at times.
If Segal's determination is correct, then we haven't seen the last of Moss' impact in the NFL.
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