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SANTA CLARA -- Randy Moss had just agreed to terms of a one-year contract with the 49ers.More important, he agreed to coach Jim Harbaugh's requests that he sit in the front row during meetings and set a good example for all of his teammates who would surely be watching his every move."I look forward to coming out here to the Bay Area and giving the 49ers fans, organization, something to rave about this season," Moss said on a March 12 conference call to announce his signing with the 49ers. "I look forward to playing."Those were among the last words Moss spoke publicly, opting to decline all interview requests during the 49ers' offseason program.As it turned out, Moss did not have to speak.Each of his teammates and coaches had glowing reports when asked about Moss over the seven-week program. Harbaugh went so far as to tell former Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon on "The SiriusXM Blitz" that Moss is the 49ers' best wide receiver.Moss' voice will be heard again on Friday, about two hours before the 49ers take the practice field for the official opening of training camp.The 49ers plan to make Moss, quarterback Alex Smith and Harbaugh available for questions from the media on Friday. The noon-to-1 p.m. session will be televised live on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and it will stream live at CSNBayArea.com.Moss, of course, enters training camp as a presumptive starter despite sitting out last season in retirement. He figures to start opposite Michael Crabtree, who led the 49ers in receiving during the 2011 regular season with 72 catches for 874.With a good season, Moss can position himself statistically to make an argument as the No. 2 receiver in NFL history behind Jerry Rice:RELATED: Randy Moss career stats
--He needs seven receiving touchdowns to become the second player in NFL history with 160 touchdown catches. Moss can join Jerry Rice (197) as the only players in NFL history with 160 receiving touchdowns. In 13 seasons, Moss has 153 touchdown receptions.--Moss needs six touchdowns to become the fourth player with 160 touchdowns. Moss would join Jerry Rice (208), Emmitt Smith (175) and LaDainian Tomlinson (162) as the only players to accomplish the feat. In 13 seasons, Moss has scored 154 touchdowns.--Moss needs 351 receiving yards to surpass Tim Brown (14,934) and Isaac Bruce (15,208) for third place all-time. In 13 seasons, Moss has 14,858 receiving yards.--Moss needs 46 receptions to become the ninth player in NFL history with 1,000 receptions. In 13 seasons, Moss has 954 receptions.--Moss has recorded 1,000 receiving yards in a season 10 times in his 13-year NFL career. Moss can join Jerry Rice (14) as the only players in NFL history with 11 seasons with 1,000 receiving yards.