Cleveland Browns: Randy Moss Willing To Play for Cleveland in 2011?

Brian MurtaughAnalyst IMarch 21, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS - OCTOBER 17:  Wide receiver Randy Moss #84 of the Minnesota Vikings catches a pass during the third quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at Mall of America Field on October 17, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Cowboys 24-21.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Randy Moss was once one of the most feared wide receivers in the entire National Football League. His superior size and playing ability led him to become a seven-time Pro Bowl selection and the holder of multiple NFL records.

In a recent interview with KFAN 1100 in Minnesota (found here), Moss was asked if he wanted to return to football in 2011 and where he would consider playing. Moss responded with, "The Cleveland Browns, Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, wherever it is, I just want somebody to respect what I do."

The Cleveland Browns have been very public with their concerns for the team at wide receiver position over the last several seasons as a search for a veteran presence led the teams' offseason headlines in 2010. This offseason, Cleveland has topped the headlines for a potential first-round pick of A.J. Green and followers of the team have picked apart the current roster to see who would be catching the ball in Pat Shumur's offense.

Moss' numbers declined significantly last season as he played for three teams and was a forgotten part of the offense seemingly every game. Many would argue that his off-field issues were to blame for his lack of production as he was criticized for being lazy with the New England Patriots and was shipped away from Minnesota only weeks after the team traded for him.

Cleveland is openly looking for a "home run hitter" that can take Colt McCoy and the rest of the offensive unit to a new level.

Coach Shurmur stated in February that he would be willing to draft a player with character concerns if the player fit into Cleveland's plans. Even though the team would not be drafting Moss, his character concerns would certainly be a topic to consider.

Moss was previously cited for alleged drug usage, dating violence and even had an incident with pretending to moon fans during an NFL game in Green Bay.

With all of those situations aside, Moss has achieved some incredible things throughout his career. He is currently holds 18 different NFL records and has over 14,000 receiving yards in 13 professional seasons.


Brian Murtaugh is a Cleveland Browns featured columnist on Bleacher Report and also the columnist of Browns Central.