Dan Pompei of the National Football Post reports that no matter what kind of shape Randy Moss is in, he might not find much interest on the open market, based on conversations with coaches and front office men.
Moss, who always has been somewhat of a specialist as a route runner, is more limited in the route tree than ever at the age of 34. “He can only run—a go, corner and a post now,” one personnel director said. “Maybe a hitch.”
That is not to say Moss can no longer beat a defender deep. He can, and he will, but his offensive coordinator will have to play to his strengths and not ask him to do what he can’t do well.
A lot of offenses are not willing to make that kind of sacrifice for an aging receiver like Moss who is a notorious poor practice player, and an offensive coordinator explained his lack of interest in Moss by saying he worries that speed-reliant receivers like Moss decline more rapidly than bigger, stronger receivers with an all around game.