Randy Moss is nearing a deal with FOX (USA Today Sports Images)
Future Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss is nearing a deal to work in an unspecified role with FOX Sports, Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com reports.
According to Florio, Moss could be a contributor to "Fox Football Daily" on FOX Sports 1 and may also appear on the new network on Sundays this fall, as well. The deal is not yet finalized, but no glitches are expected and Moss alluded to his move to FOX on his Twitter page.
Thanks for the luv peeps!!FOX BOOM
— Randy Moss (@RandyMoss) August 9, 2013
It is somewhat ironic that Moss is heading to FOX. In a 2004 wild-card playoff game against the Green Bay Packers, Moss pretended to moon the Lambeau Field crowd, which Joe Buck, FOX's top play-by-play man, called a "disgusting act". Moss was fined $10,000 by the NFL for that act, which gave us the great "Straight cash, homey" quote.
Videos of both are below.
After splitting the 2010 season between the New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans, the 36-year-old Moss spent the 2011 season out of football before resurfacing with the San Francisco 49ers in 2012. Moss started two of 16 games for the 49ers last season, catching 28 passes for 434 yards and three touchdowns in the regular season with seven receptions for 112 yards in three playoff games.
If moving to the media is the end of his 14-year career, Moss would finish 18 catches shy of 1,000 for his career. In 218 games with the Vikings (1998-2004, 2010), Oakland Raiders (2005-06), Patriots (2007-10), Titans (2011) and 49ers (2012), Moss has 982 receptions for 15,292 yards with 156 touchdowns and earned six trips to the Pro Bowl during his career. Moss ranks ninth in NFL history in receptions, is third in receiving yards and second in receiving touchdowns.
Moss has been one of the most entertaining figures in the NFL over the last 15 seasons. As he showed at the Super Bowl XLVII media day, Moss is never shy about his expressing his opinion and he should have no trouble speaking his mind on television.
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