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Moss on making NFL comeback: 'I have not lost the itch'
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Moss on making NFL comeback: 'I have not lost the itch'

Published Aug. 23, 2015 8:20 p.m. ET

Randy Moss isn't ruling out a comeback.

The future Hall of Fame wide receiver said on the NFL on FOX pregame show for Sunday's preseason game between the Tennessee Titans and St. Louis Rams that he'd consider strapping the helmet and shoulder pads on again.

"I have not lost the itch," Moss told co-host Curt Menefee. "I've been working out with a few guys during the offseason. I have been retired for the last two years, but you never know. That's the love for the game I have inside of me."

Moss said last year that he would consider coming out of retirement if Peyton Manning called. Nothing ever solidified.


The preseason has left two teams — the Carolina Panthers and Green Bay Packers — likely without their No. 1 wide receivers. One must consider if Moss would really jump at an opportunity if he were to play for a championship contender.

Pressed on the topic by Menefee, Moss ended the discussion with the following:  

"The sky is the limit for me, Curt, so we'll just have to wait and see," Moss said.

Moss last played in 2012, for the San Francisco 49ers, catching 28 passes for 434 yards and three touchdowns. During a 14-year NFL career, Moss was named to six Pro Bowls and selected first-team All-Pro four times. He led the league in TD receptions five times and posted 10 seasons with over 1,000 receiving yards.

In 2007 with the New England Patriots, he set an NFL single-season record with 23 TD catches. He retired with 15,292 receiving yards, third in NFL history.


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