|Moss said he studied San Francisco's upside and came away impressed. (US Presswire)|
After his workout last week with the Saints reportedly went well, Randy Moss traveled to San Francisco last weekend to try out for the 49ers. Apparently, that tryout went really well, because, as CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman has confirmed, the team has signed Moss to a one-year deal.
The move -- originally reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter -- makes sense, mostly because, as we told you in the NFC West free agent preview, the 49ers receiving corps isn't great. After Michael Crabtree as the No. 1 target, you had Josh Morgan and Ted Ginn Jr. And that was pretty much it.
Now, the 49ers will get to see in live action whether Moss can still catch the deep ball.
Moss is interested as well in seeing what he can do for the organization.
"Their upside was something I studied and evaluated," Moss said on a late Monday night conference call. "Coach Harbuagh is young and enthusiastic. I love enthusiasm. ... It was a no-brainer for me.
"I'm very passionate about what I do. Football is what I love. I'm ready to get back in the game of football. I think I can still play at a high level. I'm ready to get the fans out of their seats."
Since Moss announced he wanted to return to the NFL, he's been embroiled in a controversy with former teammate Cris Carter, who said Moss has plenty of "quit in him." Subsequently, Moss ripped Carter back on Twitter, but that apparently didn't faze the 49ers.
Aside from working out for two teams, Moss has been spending much of his time lately on USTREAM, reading fans' tweets and discussing boogers and the media. And after a year off, some have wondered how fresh his 35-year-old legs are.
“My legs feel damn good," Moss said recently. "They really do.”
Considering Moss will be paid to run by receivers, that news, if true, is awfully good. But you also can't forget Moss' reputation of being, well, a jerky teammate -- or worse, quitting on his team.
Former Vikings coach Brad Childress said Moss vomited all over the locker room (not literally), and as CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman writes, "The 49ers just signed a timebomb. Now the clock is ticking on when that bomb goes off."
Of course, the other major question is this: will free agent Alex Smith be the one throwing it to him? And will Smith get caught in the crossfire of that timebomb?
And what does Moss think about all of this? Simple. Late Monday night, Moss tweeted simply and beautifully: "Boom, boom."
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