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Fisher says it's 'too early' to say if Moss is fit with Rams

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As the last head coach to put Randy Moss through the paces, Jeff Fisher would appear to be a reliable source to address the football resurrection of the future Hall of Famer.

Moss announced his intention to return to the NFL Tuesday, and Fisher -- the new Rams head coach who signed the twice-jettisoned Moss while with the Tennessee Titans in 2010 -- was nothing but complimentary about that experience.

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"I thought the world of him over the six or eight weeks that I think we had him," Fisher told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "I thought he was a terrific teammate and he did a great job in our locker room."

That's high praise considering the tumultuous season Moss -- a player who former teammate Cris Carter said has too much "quit in him" -- had in 2010. Moss began his fourth season with the New England Patriots by saying he didn't feel wanted, and was abruptly traded to the Minnesota Vikings after Week 4. His return to Minnesota lasted less than four weeks, as Moss was released after criticizing then head coach Brad Childress as well as his teammates.

That led to eight weeks -- including four starts -- in Tennessee, an experience Moss once described as uneventful. Moss unceremoniously retired in August when teams didn't come calling.

"I texted him and said I was real proud of him, because there's only a few of them over the years that can walk way on their own terms," Fisher recalled. "He had a great career."

No one knows what Moss really has left, but given Fisher's glowing account, the Rams could be a potential fit given the expected free-agent status of Brandon Lloyd and a lack of weapons around quarterback Sam Bradford. Fisher didn't shoot the idea down, but was non-committal about Moss as a fit for the Rams.

"At this point, it's too early to say," Fisher replied.

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