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Niners assume no risk by signing Randy Moss


Receiver Randy Moss reportedly didn’t want any guaranteed money as part of his new contract. And that’s a good thing, because he didn’t get any.

Per a source with knowledge of the contract, the new contract that Moss signed with the 49ers carries not a penny of guaranteed money.

Instead, Moss will receive a base salary of $1.75 million. He’ll be eligible for another $46,875 for each game that he is on the active 46-man roster. If he’s active for every game, he’ll get a total of $750,000.

Moss also can earn up to $1.5 million in incentives tied to playing time, receptions, and qualifying for the Pro Bowl.

Most importantly, if the 49ers decide at any point before Week One that it’s just not working, they can cut Moss and owe him nothing.

Apart from the money, Moss has a strong incentive to make it to the final roster. He’ll get to play two of his former teams this year: the Vikings and the Patriots.