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March 11, 2012
Report: Randy Moss to work out for 49ers


Veteran free-agent receiver Randy Moss, who worked out for the New Orleans Saints last week, will do the same for the 49ers on Monday, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Moss spent the 2011 season out of football, but at 35 he is determined to return. His workout in New Orleans reportedly was good, and he is rumored to have at least one more workout scheduled with a team. The 49ers, meanwhile, have only three wide receivers signed for the upcoming season and one of them, Joe Hastings, did not catch a pass after being activated late last season. Furthermore, they do not have a receiver who can stretch the field, something that Moss conceivably can still do.

Two of their own receivers, Joshua Morgan and Ted Ginn, are scheduled for free agency. Morgan, who is nearly recovered from a broken leg, is expected to get plenty of interest. Morgan is represented by the same agent, Joel Segal, that represents Moss.


Moss played for three teams in 2010 -- New England, Minnesota and Tennessee -- and finished the season with a ho hum 28 catches for 393 yards and five touchdowns. The 49ers will be interested to see whether a year off has diminished Moss or allowed him to regain his earlier form. The 6-4 veteran seems to fit a profile the 49ers are seeking. Last year in free agency, they went after big-bodied veterans Plaxico Burress and Braylon Edwards before signing Edwards to a one-year deal.

Moss was a first-round pick by the Vikings in 1998. He has 954 career receptions, 14,858 yards and 153 touchdowns and has been to the Pro Bowl six times. Moss is a free agent now, meaning the 49ers could sign him before the market officially opens at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

-- Matt Barrows


Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.


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