With this morning's news that Randy Moss will attempt a football comeback, the rumor mill is working double time. He chose his 35th birthday to make the announcement, meaning whatever time he has left could be limited.
Still, a man with such impressive career numbers will attract attention. Over the course of 13 seasons from 1998-2010, Moss caught 954 catches for 14,858 yards and 153 touchdowns.
Unfortunately, he burned some bridges in the latter few seasons, and team owners will remember those circumstances. Certain teams will need to accept the fact that they won't be in the running to land Moss.
He showed in Oakland that he needs to be happy to play well. He went from a solid season of 1,005 yards and eight touchdowns in 2005 to 553 yards and three touchdowns in 2006.
The same situation occurred, as he bowed out of the NFL. After three great years with New England, he became a distraction during contract negotiations and was shipped to Minnesota for four games in 2010.
Back with the Vikings, he criticized then-coach Brad Childress publicly and was waived, only to be claimed by Tennessee to finish the season—his worst by far in the NFL.
His return may be met with mixed reactions, but there are still teams that could use his services as long as he is willing to perform at his highest level.
These are five teams that should consider signing Moss as a free agent for the 2012 season.