Most Read: Sports
The Early Lead
Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Randy Moss listed as starter by 49ers

Randy Moss has caught on with the 49ers. (David J. Phillip / AP)
Randy Moss has managed to do what Terrell Owens, Chad Johnson and Plaxico Burress could not: He is listed as the starting wide receiver on the San Francisco 49ersdepth chart.

Moss, 35, is attempting a comeback after a season away from the NFL and is listed as the starter opposite Michael Crabtree. Mario Manningham and Kyle Williams are listed as the backups for the 49ers’ 4:30 p.m. (EDT) opener against the Green Bay Packers.

Moss may have played for three teams in a dismal 2010 season, but he’s been a model citizen since signing with the Niners. He’s the oldest member of the offense but still knows how to get downfield and gain separation. The expectation is that he will stretch defenses the way he did in the past.

He caught three passes for 24 yards in the 49ers’ second preseason game.

Follow us: @CindyBoren | @MattBrooksWP


Moss works out for Harbaugh, 49ers

Moss is retiring

Moss is un-retiring

Moss looked “like the old Randy” in Saints tryout

Manningham joins 49ers

By  |  03:34 PM ET, 09/04/2012

Read what others are saying

    © 2011 The Washington Post Company