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January 29, 2013
Moss wants to play next season. But where?


Before he was asked about Kaepernick or catfishing - yes, that story is still rearing its head - Randy Moss was asked of he wants to continue playing.

"I've thought about it," said Moss, 35. "I do want to play another year."

With San Francisco?

"I don't know about that."

Moss, of course, did not play football in 2011, but he said he wasn't ready to leave the game. He said he needed to address some problems with his kids. During that time, he watched the NFL on television and realized that he not only missed the game, he loved it.

"I really did cry. I really did," he said. "I mean, I love this game of football so much. I mean, I don't like everything that comes with it. But going out on the field between the white lines is something I've always done. I've been doing it since I was six years old. For me to just walk away from the game knowing I wasn't ready, mentally or physically, it really hurt me and it really depressed me."

It's a shame that Moss spoke to reporters only six times since he was signed by the 49ers in March. He talked for an hour today about subjects ranging from his legacy, to his mentoring of younger players to him noticing something special about Colin Kaepernick as far back as April. More on that to come ...

- 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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