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Randy Moss, top-scoring wide receiver, says he is retiring

August 1, 2011 |  1:03 pm

Randy Moss is retiring

Wide receiver Randy Moss says he is retiring after 13 seasons in the NFL as one of the most dynamic and polarizing players the league has ever seen.

Moss's agent, Joel Segal, said Monday that the receiver was considering offers from several teams, but made the decision to retire.

“Randy has weighed his options and considered the offers and has decided to retire,” Segal said.

Moss' 153 touchdowns tie him with Terrell Owens for second on the career list, and he's also fifth in yards (14,858) and tied with Hines Ward for eighth in receptions (954).


Those numbers make him a strong candidate for the Hall of Fame. But voters will also be weighing those numbers against a history taking plays off when he lost interest in the game.

“Randy has been a great player for a long time,” said Bob Pruett, Moss' college coach at Marshall. “He's choosing this on his own terms and I think that's good. If that's what he wants to do, that's what he should do.”


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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: Wide receiver Randy Moss. Credit: Mike Segar / Reuters