One of the most prolific wide receivers in NFL history, Randy Moss announced on Monday that he wants to play football in 2012 after a brief retirement last season.
The former Viking, Raider, Patriot and Titan is one of the most prolific deep threats in the history of the game. Blessed with amazing size (6-4, 215) and speed, Moss is a six-time Pro Bowl selection and a four-time first-team All-Pro.
The Eagles made a run at Moss in free agency back in 2008 and nearly landed the wideout after his record-setting 23-touchdown season in New England. The Eagles, reportedly, made an offer last August to try and lure Moss out of retirement. Well, Yahoo Sports reported on Monday that the Eagles, as well as the New York Jets, are "at least curious" about the receiver, according to a source close to Moss.
Of course, that could simply be Moss trying to stir interest. Since Moss was a free agent at the time of his retirement, he can sign with a team immediately. When he last played in 2010, Moss had 28 catches for 393 yards and five touchdowns as he played for three teams. He started the year with New England. The Patriots traded him to Minnesota for a third-round pick where he was unceremoniously dumped after just four games before he finished the year in Tennessee.
This report comes off the heels of Sunday's report from the Philadelphia Inquirer that the Eagles will place the franchise tag on wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who is about to become a free agent. Teams can assign the franchise tag starting next Monday. Jackson is one of 11 Eagles set to become an unrestricted free agent on March 13 when free agency begins at 4 PM (EST).
The wide receiver position will certainly be one to watch in the weeks ahead. There's also the report from NBC Philadelphia's Howard Eskin that soon-to-be-free-agent receiver Plaxico Burress wants to play for the Eagles "badly." Burress signed with the Jets last offseason after missing two seasons due to a prison term. The 6-5, 226-pound Burress caught 45 passes for 612 yards and eight touchdowns in his return to the gridiron.
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