BOSTON (CBS) – Randy Moss wants to return to the NFL.
Moss, celebrating his 35th birthday, held a USTREAM chat on Monday, and told those watching he is planning on playing football again.
“I want to play football,” Moss said Monday morning. “Your boy is going to come back here and play some football, so I’m really excited. I had some things I had to adjust in my life.”
Citing off-field issues for his retirement last season, Moss said his family is ok with a return. He has even shaved his dreadlocks, going back to the look he sported in his successful early days with the Vikings.
“Faith, family and football, that’s my M.O., bro. Your boy be back for the upcoming season,” he said during the hour-long chat.
There were over 500 people viewing the chat as it drew to a close, a figure that shocked Moss.
A 13-year NFL veteran, Moss took the 2011 season off after finishing 2010 with the Tennessee Titans, his third team of the year. For his career, Moss has 954 catches for 14,858 yards and 153 touchdowns. 50 of those touchdowns came in his three-plus seasons with the Patriots, when he had 259 receptions for 3,904 yards from 2007-2010.
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Moss is looking to build on his 954 career catches for 14,858 yards and 153 touchdowns. He played for the Patriots from 2007 until he was traded to the Vikings in the middle of the 2010 season.
While rumors of a return to New England swirled all season long, Bill Belichick never felt a reunion with the receiver would work enough to bring him back. Moss has said he would want to play for the Patriots numerous times since his trade from the team, but it is hard to imagine Belichick bringing him back, even with needs at the wide receiver position.
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