NFL Rumors: Randy Moss Signing with New Orleans? Saints Interested in Wide Receiver

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Feb 28, 2013 03:00 PM EST
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San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss speaks during Media Day for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Louisiana January 29, 2013."

The New Orleans Saints are attempting to bounce back from a tumultuous 2012. From the bounty scandal and the season-long suspension of head coach Sean Payton has made the team in need of a fresh start. With Payton being reinstated, he must establish some stability with the team. He changed their defensive schemes and now comes changes on offense. The Saints need to add a big playmaker on offense to help solve a scoring issue last season. New Orleans is rumored to be interested in Randy Moss to help get their offense moving again.

Sean Payton prides himself on being able to find new ways to help the team score points. While New Orleans did rank second in the NFL in total offense with 28.8 points per game and 410.9 yards per game, they struggled to a 7-9 finish. Adding an extra weapon to the offense could be what the team needs to help have a successful 2013. 

Moss is an unrestricted free agent in March with the San Francisco 49ers. He barely made any sort of impact in San Francisco. He had 28 catches for 434 yards last season and only managed three touchdowns. In the Super Bowl, he had two receptions for 41 yards. The team mainly used him as a decoy instead of the deep threat he can still be. 

The Saints are very familiar with Moss. He spent much of the offseason prior to signing with the 49ers working out in with Saints' players. He could really shine in New Orleans with All-Pro quarterback Drew Brees throwing him the ball. The Saints are naturally a pass-first style offense that would give Moss plenty of chances to make an impact. 

Adding Moss to an offense that already has a talented group of playmakers could make the Saints very deadly in 2013. Pairing alongside tight end Jimmy Graham and receivers Marques Colston and Devery Henderson could benefit Moss. Brees is a master at throwing. He shines in long fade routes and back shoulder passes. A tall target like Moss who has great leaping abilities would work nicely.

The Saints could use another veteran leader in the locker room. In an upcoming season where they have a lot to prove, Moss could provide a boost of leadership. They could sign Moss to a one-year deal so they will not burden the salary cap numbers and if he does not work out in the end, the team can simply release him.

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