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February 13, 2012

Randy Moss Wants to Return to NFL: After retiring from the NFL before the 2011 season, Randy Moss wants to play next season, he announced on Ustream in a chat Monday morning. "I just wanna go to a team and play some football," said Moss, who also used the freedom of personal Internet broadcasting to show off a bag of his own hair and reveal that it smells like sauerkraut.

posted by rcade to football at 11:21 AM - 7 comments

Mmm, sauerkraut! Just based on that alone the Raiders should sign Moss.

posted by billsaysthis at 12:12 PM on February 13

the Raiders should sign Moss

Yeah, I believe he owes the Raiders a few hundred routes that he didn't run while employed there previously.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:20 PM on February 13

Has anyone ever had a successful NFL comeback after retirement and a whole year off?

posted by bperk at 03:31 PM on February 13

Ricky Williams? Although I guess he was playing in the CFL, so he wasn't completely inactive or anything.

posted by LionIndex at 03:43 PM on February 13

[insert sauerkraut on top of hot dog comment here]

posted by ajaffe at 06:16 PM on February 13

An idle Moss gathers stones.

posted by beaverboard at 10:05 PM on February 13

Has anyone ever had a successful NFL comeback after retirement and a whole year off?

From Reggie White's entry in Wikipedia: "In 2000, he came out of a 1-year retirement and started all 16 games for the Panthers. White had 5.5 sacks and 1 forced fumble while with the team. He again retired at the end of the 2000 season."

Okay, maybe he wasn't the star he was during his Eagles and Packers years, but he didn't embarrass himself with the Panthers either.

That's an aside, however. I don't think the issue will be how good a receiver Moss will be, but what team will want to pick up a petulant, high-maintenance player with the reputation of quitting on plays and calling out teammates and coaches when he thinks he's not getting his way.

posted by NerfballPro at 09:57 AM on February 14

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