Could Tom and Randy reunite in New England? (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

On Friday the West Virginia Metro News reported newly-retired wide receiver Randy Moss would be willing to return to the NFL, but only if he could play for his favorite quarterback and the New England Patriots once more.

Citing an anonymous source, the Metro News reported Moss has been working out regularly to keep himself in peak condition should the opportunity arise.

When asked about the prospect of throwing deep balls to Moss again on his weekly call-in show on Boston’s WEEI (850 AM), Brady sounded open to the idea:

“I love Randy, he's one of the greatest wide receivers in the history of the game, one of the greater players I've ever had the chance to play with. Unfortunately, I don’t make personnel decisions. If I did, I'd still have all my friends here — Troy [Brown], David Patten, Deion [Branch] never would have left. I've seen so many guys move on, then guys come back. Who knows? You never know what situation we’ll be in here next week, for that matter.

“I can't get into [Moss's] brain at all. I love the guy. He's a great friend of mine. If he ever did have the opportunity to come back, I'd certainly welcome it with open arms.”

The Patriots already appear to have their diva wide receiver position filled with newly-acquired (aquarium enthusiast) Chad Ochocinco. But that didn’t stop the Cincinnati Bengals from adding Terrell Owens last season.

In three full seasons with Brady as his quarterback, Moss averaged 83 receptions, 1,255 yards and nearly 16 touchdowns per season.