Niners roll the dice on Moss
- 13 March 13, 2012, New York Post, Associated Press
COMEBACK KID: Randy Moss, who last played in the NFL in 2010 with the Patriots, Vikings and Titans, signed a one-year deal yesterday with the 49ers.
Moss is back after reaching a one-year contract with the 49ers, announced by the team. ESPN first reported the move a day before the start of the free agency period. Moss will fill a big void for the reigning NFC West champions.
The 35-year-old Moss worked out with the 49ers earlier in the day — and former NFL quarterback and current coach Jim Harbaugh participated.
Moss, who worked out last Tuesday with the Saints, spent a year out of football and last played for New England, Minnesota and Tennessee during a rocky 2010 season.
The 49ers can sure use him. San Francisco’s receivers managed just one catch for 3 yards in a 20-17 loss in the NFC championship game to the eventual Super Bowl champion Giants at Candlestick Park on Jan. 22.
Niners CEO Jed York told reporters yesterday at team headquarters his team needed “someone to stretch the field.” The athletic, 6foot-4 Moss fits the bill.