Randy Moss, who became one of the most respected leaders on the 49ers during his one season with the team, indicated Saturday on Twitter that he will not be returning to the team for a second season.
Wished we could've finished the job!!thanks for the opportunity an good luck in the future 9ers— Randy Moss (@RandyMoss) March 3, 2013
Earlier on Saturday, Pro Football Talk reported that the 49ers made it clear at the NFL scouting combine that their intention was to "steer clear" of Moss in 2013.
Donnie "Blue" Jones, Moss' right-hand man in his hometown of Rand, W.V., asked CSNBayArea.com to "let the fans know that Moss really enjoyed them and that he embraced them."
Moss, a 14th-year pro, caught 28 passes for 434 yards and three touchdowns during the regular season with the 49ers. Moss caught two passes for 41 yards in the 49ers' 34-31 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII.
During the week of the Super Bowl, Moss said he did not necessarily like his role on the 49ers last season. But Moss never caused any problems and was clearly one of the team’s most respected veterans. On Jan. 18, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said he wanted Moss back on the team in 2013.
"For official publication, I, for one, definitely want Randy to come back. Hope he feels the same way," Harbaugh said.