Randy Moss is back in the NFL.
The veteran wideout showed the 49ers enough in a Monday workout that the team decided to sign him to a one-year deal.
San Francisco HC Jim Harbaugh, a longtime NFL quarterback, threw passes to Moss for 15 minutes, per CSNBayArea's Matt Maiocco. Evidently that was enough to convince team brass (gold?) that Moss was the man to open up a rather vanilla passing game that ranked 29th (183.1 ypg) in 2011.
Moss, who turned 35 last month and also recently worked out for the Saints, retired prior to the 2011 season after splitting a frustrating 2010 campaign between the Patriots, Vikings and Titans. Since he was not under contract in 2011, he did not have to wait until Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET to sign a new contract like most NFL free agents.
We aren't expecting too much from the 35-year-old Moss, though he is a physical freak and is capable of producing when motivated. The 49ers simply don't throw the ball enough to keep him happy.