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Report: Moss would return if the Pats come calling


Former (for now) NFL receiver Randy Moss recently was in Morgantown, in connection with the events preceding the annual game between West Virginia and Marshall, the school at which Moss played college football. Eventually.

Chip Fontanazza of West Virginia MetroNews scored a brief on-camera interview with Moss. But none of the questions involved his decision to retire or his possible return to the NFL.

Fontanazza separately reports, citing an unnamed source, that Moss would return to the NFL “if the right opportunity presented itself.” Per the report, Moss regrets leaving the Patriots in 2010, and the Patriots “most likely” would be the only team for whom he’d unretire.

Notwithstanding the supposed unwritten rule that writers shouldn’t speculate about other writers’ sources, here’s what I think happened: Moss would only agree to be interviewed if he wasn’t asked about his potential NFL future, and Moss agreed to provide some insight into his thinking off camera, but only if his name wasn’t attached to it.

Meanwhile, our own unnamed source with knowledge of Randy’s thinking tells PFT that the report is accurate.

Moss would return if the Pats come calling.

The only question is whether the Pats will come calling.