49ers receiver Randy Moss is about to hit the free agent market. He’ll be looking for a team this offseason to give him that “straight cash, homie.” But the Niners likely aren’t going to be that team.
It looks like both sides don’t really want to be homies anymore.
Here was Moss on Twitter Saturday afternoon:
Wished we could’ve finished the job!!thanks for the opportunity an good luck in the future 9ers
— Randy Moss (@RandyMoss) March 3, 2013
The tweet had interesting timing. Earlier in the day, Mike Florio reported that the Niners were already likely to sever ties with the receiver:
Per a league source, the Niners were making it clear at the Scouting Combine that they intend to steer clear of Moss in 2013.
While the team praised Moss during his extended periods of media silence throughout the 2012 season, his decision to remove the restrictor plate from his vocal cords in the days before the Super Bowl provided insight into the attitude with which the team was dealing.
Plus, the Niners are expecting bigger things in 2013 from their first-round pick last year, receiver A.J. Jenkins, who spent most of last season on the inactive list.
Parting ways is perhaps just fine with Moss, who—big surprise—was dissatisfied with his role in the 49ers offense his lone year in S.F. This is what happens when one of the most inflated egos in NFL history has as many receptions as the team’s starting running back.
Because, of course, when you’re the self-proclaimed greatest receiver ever to play the game, you don’t settle for a role in the offense. You ARE the offense.