Pats' Moss hires Segal as agent, eyes new contract after 2010

New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss has hired agent Joel Segal to represent him as he enters the last year of his contract, NFL Network insider Michael Lombardi reported Thursday, citing a league source.

Moss, who has been selected to seven Pro Bowls during his 12-year NFL career, parted ways with longtime agent Tim DiPiero in May. The move led to speculation that Moss planned to represent himself, but the receiver quickly set the record straight, telling the* Boston Herald* that he split with DiPiero to more aggressively pursue off-the-field opportunities.

Agent: No developments for Mankins

Patriots fans expecting

a Logan Mankins deal shouldn't hold their breath. The Pro Bowl guard's agent told the Boston Herald that he hasn't heard from the team recently. **More ...**

"To all the agents out there, I am a free man!" Moss said then. "I am looking for a new agent. I got this football thing under control, but going into my 13th year in the league, I'm still marketable. I'm looking for an agent that's going to get me out there with my marketing ability."

Evidently, Moss believes that agent is Segal. As the president of BEST Football, Segal represents a stable of prominent NFL players, including Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush and Oakland Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell.

Moss, 33, has said he doesn't intend to retire soon. He also has said he doesn't expect the Patriots to re-sign him after the 2010 season, when the three-year, $27 million deal that he signed in 2008 expires.

"I don't think I'm realistically in the future plans of the Patriots," he said.

DiPiero had represented Moss since the receiver was a first-round draft pick by the Minnesota Vikings in 1998. The agent said in May that the split was amicable.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.