Is Randy Moss the best aging receiver available this off-season?
Randy Moss announced Monday he's ready to play football again. In doing so, he entered what could be a rather crowded field of one-time-great wide receivers now near the end of their careers in search of a team for the 2012 season.
Moss is now 35 years old and has spent a year out of the NFL. He is one of the league's all-time great receivers -- he's tied with Terrell Owens for second all-time touchdown receptions -- but has a questionable work ethic and attitude. He played for three teams in 2010 alone and four overall, so he may be running out of teams willing to overlook all the baggage.
The same can be said for Owens, who is 38 but still in top physical condition and eager to get back in the game. After wearing out his welcome just about everywhere he has played, Owens has now been unemployed as an NFL receiver for one season and counting.
Hines Ward is not on the market -- yet. Although the Super Bowl XL MVP has said he is willing to do anything he can to retire as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers, rumors have been flying that the team is ready to cut ties with its all-time receiving leader after his worst statistical season since his rookie year in 1998. The Steelers have said they haven't made any decision regarding the 35-year-old Ward's future with the team.
Chad Ochocinco is still a member of the New England Patriots. But chances are he won't be for much longer, seeing that he is coming off a 15-catch, 276-yard season and is due a base salary of $3 million in 2012. Still, at age 34 he's the baby of this group.
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-- Chuck Schilken
Photo: Randy Moss in 2009. Credit: Jim Rogash / Getty Images