Moss agreed to a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said.
Moss, 35, will fill a big void for the reigning NFC West champions. He worked out with the 49ers earlier in the day – and former NFL quarterback and current coach Jim Harbaugh participated.
“Jim Harbaugh makes 49ers veteran emergency board: Best coach’s workout in NFL history (especially while wearing khakis & a sweatshirt),” Niners CEO Jed York tweeted.
Moss, who worked out last Tuesday with the New Orleans Saints, spent a year out of football and last played for New England, Minnesota and Tennessee during a rocky 2010 season.
The 49ers can use him. Their receivers managed just one catch for 3 yards in a 20-17 loss in the NFC championship game to the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants on Jan. 22.
York told reporters earlier Monday that his team needed “someone to stretch the field.” The athletic, 6-foot-4 Moss fits the bill.
MANNING: A person familiar with the situation says the Tennessee Titans will be visiting with four-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning as he searches for a new team.
ESPN.com reported that Titans coach Mike Munchak will meet with Manning after a session with Miami coach Joe Philbin.
Titans owner Bud Adams made it known Sunday that he will do whatever it takes to sign Manning to get back to the playoffs and win his team’s first Super Bowl. Adams told The Tennessean he had talked to Manning’s agent, Tom Condon, asking for a
visit with the quarterback.
Manning starred at the University of Tennessee, and his wife is from Memphis.
A meeting with Manning could come in Houston, where Adams still lives after moving his Oilers to Tennessee in 1997.
The Titans already have veteran Matt Hasselbeck, signed to a three-year contract last July, and Jake Locker, picked with the No. 8 overall selection in the 2011 draft. But Hasselbeck is due $5.5 million in salary this year after getting a chunk of his deal last season.
SALARY CAPS: The Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys will lose salary cap space over the next two seasons because they paid exorbitant amounts during the uncapped 2010 season to get more spending room for the upcoming season, two people familiar with the decision said Monday.
ESPN reported that the Redskins will lose $36 million in space, and the Cowboys will forfeit $10 million. This year’s salary cap is $120.6 million, up only $250,000 over last year.
The NFL said in a statement that “a small number of clubs during the 2010 league year created an unacceptable risk to future competitive balance, particularly in light of the relatively modest salary cap growth projected for the new agreement’s early years.”
To fix that, the league said adjustments are being made to the teams’ salaries for the next two years. The NFL did not identify the teams.