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Randy Moss: 'On my way back to the NFL'

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Randy Moss: 'On my way back to the NFL'

Randy Moss took to his personal USTREAM channel -- on his 35th birthday, no less -- to deliver an important announcement to his "true Moss fans."

"The real Moss is on his way back to the NFL," he said."I didn't want to make no splash, that's why I left it on Moss TV."

The former Patriots receiver also fielded questions as they rolled in from viewers.

Any regrets about announcing his retirement before the start of last season?

"No, I do not regret retiring," he said. "I really think I am because retiring I had to really get out of the fast lane and really get a grasp on what was going on in my real life. I'm okay. I'm okay. I'm happy to be in the position I'm in. I've been playing football since I was 6-years old. I don't think y'all really realize that. The day I retired took a lot to call it quits, took a lot of guts."

Moss enjoyed watching the group grow, whooping as the number went up over 200. But he sobered up when asked about the passing of Robert Kraft's wife, Myra.

"The impact she had on the guys It's very hard for a woman to have that sort of an impact on that sport. That man lost his other half, man. I still have to show my support because she was a hell of a woman, for real. When I came to New England she embraced me with open arms. She told me, "We wouldn't have brought you here if we didn't think you can do great things."

The birthday boy's agent called in the final three minutes of the show; it seems the announcement was news to him as well. Moss took the call with a laugh, shrugging off business talk in favor of finishing up with his fans. The details of where, when, and how didn't seem to bother him in imagining his return.

He says his focus is more simple: "Faith, family, and football."

Agent says Gordon Hayward is unlikely to return this season

Agent says Gordon Hayward is unlikely to return this season

Hopes that the Celtics would have Gordon Hayward back in the lineup later this year were dashed last night by Hayward's agent, Mark Bartelstein.

Hayward underwent surgery Wednesday night for a fractured and dislocated left tibia, and Celtics coach Brad Stevens had said earlier in the day that Hayward's prognosis would be better known after doctors saw the extent of the damage. When the operation was over, Bartelstein told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski not to expect Hayward to play again this season.

But there is good news:

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“We’re expecting this to be a full recovery,” Stevens had said earlier. “No timeline on it, but a full recovery.”

NBC SPORTS BOSTON SCHEDULE

BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Celtics drop back-to-back games

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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: Celtics drop back-to-back games

0:41 - Michael Holley, Tom Giles, and Kayce Smith give their thoughts on Kyrie Irving’s struggles, not having Gordon Hayward, and the Celtics losing for the 2nd time in as many nights.

6:31 - A. Sherrod Blakely joins BST to discuss the message delivered by Hayward to the fans before the game, what was going on with Kyrie’s shot, and why they failed in stopping The Greek Freak.

10:33 - Albert Breer joins BST to preview the Falcons/Patriots Sunday night game and if Atlanta is in the middle of a Super Bowl hangover.

15:40 - In a new game called On The Clock, each person gets 40 seconds to rant on their selected subject including if Red Sox fans can root for the Yankees if the playoffs and how painful the Bruins season will be. 

NBC SPORTS BOSTON SCHEDULE