Randy Moss looks set to stay retired; the New England Patriots have shown no ill-effects this season from releasing the receiver last year.
Moss reiterated his retirement stance this week, therefore it looks as if the Hall of Fame career has firmly come to a close.
He may still be willing to come out of retirement as the season wears on; however, chances are he won't be back in Boston. Here are a few teams that could still take a chance on Moss, if he still has anything left in the tank.
The Browns have Greg Little on the outside, who many people are expecting big things from, but their receiving corp as a whole is in a terrible state. While Colt McCoy does not have a huge arm, if Moss could still be a decent deep threat, McCoy could do with an option to stretch the field.
At the very least Moss would give the team a greater threat on the outside that defenses would have to respect.
The Jaguars have Jason Hill and Mike Thomas starting on the outside in Jacksonville. The team's passing game is very poor and they will be found out against better offenses. Luke McCown isn't an elite quarterback and won't be able to elevate Hill into a No. 1 receiver. Mike Thomas is a solid player, but because of his height, he is better suited to the slot.
Randy Moss could have helped the Jaguars at the very least by keeping the eighth man out of the box for Maurice Jones-Drew.
Before the preseason, I would have said that Moss couldn't play in a Mike Martz offense. However, then Martz added Roy Williams, which told me he didn't need all of his receivers to be good route runners. Williams is essentially a poor man's Randy Moss.
Moss may not have much left in the tank, but he'd definitely have been an upgrade over Williams, even at this stage of his career.