San Francisco 49ers Rumors: Team to Part Ways With Randy Moss?

By Dan Parzych
(Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

The San Francisco 49ers were hoping the addition of Randy Moss would give them an advantage in the passing game during the 2012 season considering he used to be one of the greatest deep threats in the NFL, but that was far from the case as he finished the regular season with just 28 catches for 434 yards and three touchdowns. Now, one of the top San Francisco 49ers rumors involves how the team is unlikely to bring him back for the 2013 season–which should come as no surprise to anyone.

Moss is clearly far from the effective wide receive he used to be from a few years ago and despite spending 2011 in retirement, the last time he even broke the 1,000-yard receiving mark came during the 2009 season when he was with the New England Patriots. Since then, Moss’ career has been on the downfall and the chances of him returning to an elite level again seem unlikely.

With this in mind–it’s no surprise to hear San Francisco is leaning towards parting ways with the veteran wideout.

The 49ers proved last season they can be successful without Moss in the passing game and just because he’s gone doesn’t mean they won’t be strong contenders in the NFC once again. If anything, parting ways with Moss will improve the passing unit considering he appeared to have given up at times against the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII when he put little effort towards catching passes from Colin Kaepernick.

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