New St. Louis coach Jeff Fisher might be willing to pick up receiver Randy Moss.
After the New England Patriots and Minnesota Vikings let Moss go in 2010, Fisher took a chance on him while still coaching the Tennessee Titans. Moss did little in Nashville, with six catches and 80 yards in eight games before he retired.
Now, the 35-year-old Moss is looking for work, and Fisher left the door open.
“There’s a number of players out there,” Fisher said. “You guys know my familiarity with Randy. I thought he was great for our locker room.”
Moss’ body of work compares favorably with the best receivers in NFL history. He is tied for second all-time in touchdowns (153), ranks fifth in yards (14,858) and ninth in receptions (954). His record 23 TD catches in 2007 helped the Patriots reach the Super Bowl, and his 10 seasons of at least 1,000 yards are second only to Jerry Rice’s 14.
Moss would potentially fill a void for a team whose leading receiver, Brandon Lloyd, had 51 catches for 683 yards last season. The Rams want to keep Lloyd and would like to add pieces to help quarterback Sam Bradford.
Peterson eager to run
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he will start running Feb. 28 as his continues to rehab from his knee injury. Coach Leslie Frazier overruled him.
“He feels like he’s ahead of schedule, but we do have to temper his emotions at times,” Frazier said. “He’s got to listen to what the doctors are telling him and the rehab specialists and go at their pace.
“There are steps to take before you actually start running. Around the fourth or fifth month, he’ll do some running in the swimming pool. We’ll see how he’s responding to what he’s doing in the pool before he actually does some hard-surface running.”
Houston quarterback Matt Schaub is getting around just fine on his right foot. He’s even itching to get back on the golf course. Texans coach Gary Kubiak said that Schaub no longer wears a boot to protect the foot that ended his 2011 season in November. Schaub was diagnosed with a Lisfranc fracture after getting hurt against Tampa Bay on Nov. 13. Schaub is expected to be fully recovered sometime in May.
Bills make progress
The Buffalo Bills made progress in their bid to re-sign Stevie Johnson before the receiver is eligible to become a free agent next month. Johnson’s agent, C.J. LaBoy, said he was “very optimistic” after describing talks as being “productive,” in an e-mail to the Associated Press on Friday. LaBoy wouldn’t go into further details in assessing the meeting he had with Bills officials at the NFL combine in Indianapolis earlier in the day.
49ers, Spillman set deal
A source says the San Francisco 49ers and free-agent special teams standout C.J. Spillman reached agreement on a three-year contract. Spillman, 25, made 18 tackles last season for the NFC West champion 49ers.
Authorities say former NFL defensive back Glenn Sharpe was charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a man in the Atlanta suburbs. DeKalb County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Adrion Bell says the 27-year-old was charged Thursday in the Feb. 2 death of Christopher Galloway in Stone Mountain, Ga.