Report: Moss to retire

Report: Moss to retire
August 1, 2011, 4:58 pm
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Randy Moss has decided to retire, according to John Buccigross and Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The wide receiver spent more than three seasons with the Patriots. In that time, he made 259 receptions for 3,908 yards and 50 touchdowns.

"After weighing his options and contemplating offers, he's decided to retire," said Moss's agent Joel Segal.

Former teammate and current ESPN analyst Cris Carter hinted that Moss rejected a one-year deal to return to the Patriots.

"His biggest problem with New England was that he didn't want a one-year deal," Carter said. "New England wanted him to sign a one-year deal. As you can see, New England gave Chad (Ochocinco) that three-year deal."

Moss, 34, has played in 202 regular season games during 13 seasons with the Vikings, Raiders, Patriots, and Titans. 2004 and 2006 were the only seasons in which he did not appear in 16 games. He will finish his career with 954 receptions for 14,858 yards. His 153 touchdowns leave him tied with Terrell Owens for the second most of all time behind Jerry Rice.