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Without a new contract, Randy Moss feels unwanted

Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss is heading into the final year of his contract, and he doesn’t feel good about that.

“When you have done so much and put so much work in, it kind of feels like I am not wanted,” Moss told William Bendetson of “I am taking that in stride and playing my final year out and whatever the future holds is what it holds, but it is kind of a bad feeling -- feeling not wanted.”

Moss is in the same boat as Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who also hasn’t gotten a new deal as he heads into the final season of his current deal. But while the Patriots have said publicly that they’re confident they’ll get something worked out with Brady, there’s been less discussion of Moss’s contract.

At age 33, Moss insists that he’s worthy of a new contract, say, “It is not like my production has gone down.” But it appears that Moss will have to keep producing at a high level in 2010 and hope that he’ll get a big deal in 2011, either in New England or elsewhere.

Moss says he gets that. But he doesn’t have to like it.

“I am a little older and understand the nature of the business -- the older you get the more your skills supposedly diminish, but I think I am getting wiser in how to use my physical skills,” Moss said. “That’s the frustrating part when you put so much heart and desire into things and feel like you are not wanted.”