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Randy Moss Retires After 13 Seasons In The NFL

Randy Moss Calls It Quits Randy Moss Calls It Quits

After 13 NFL seasons, wide receiver Randy Moss retired Monday. "After weighing his options and contemplating offers, he's decided to retire," Moss' agent, Joel Segal said Monday, according to ESPN.


A future Hall of Famer, Moss is a former first-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings, where he spent the first seven years of his career. Wildly talented, he was also considered an underachiever, regularly accused of pulling up on routes, refusing to block, and taking plays off altogether.

And it was this reputation that led to the Vikings trading him to Oakland in 2005, where Moss had two of his worst NFL seasons, prompting speculation that his best days were behind him.

Then the Patriots acquired Moss during the 2007 NFL Draft for a fourth-rounder and it revitalized his career.

In his first season in New England, and with Tom Brady under center, Moss caught 98 passes for 1,493 yards and 23 touchdowns. He was an integral part of the NFL's most explosive offense and helped lead the Patriots to an 18-0 record before the Giants upset them in the Super Bowl.

The Patriots traded Moss back to Minnesota last season, where he lasted four games before the Vikings released him. He played the final eight games with the Titans, where he caught just six passes for 80 yards and no touchdowns.

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