|Source: Randy Moss' deal is worth up to $4 million|
by Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, March 13, 2012 at 9:33 pm ET
Randy Moss Profile
Newly-minted San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss' one-year contract carries a maximum value of $4 million, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.
The former Pro Bowl wide receiver is due a $1.75 million base salary.
He's also due a $750,000 roster bonus paid out by $46,875 for every game that he's on the active roster.
Moss can make an additional $1.5 million through incentive clauses based on whether he makes the Pro Bowl as well as total receptions and playing time.
Moss was signed Monday following a successful tryout where he caught passes from coach Jim Harbaugh.
"We are pleased to add a player with Randy's wealth of experience to our receiving corps," 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said. "Randy's productivity over the course of his career speaks for itself. We look forward to integrating him into our system."
Moss ended his retirement after not playing last season.
"It was really a no-brainer for me to come in and play for the 49ers," Moss said during a conference call. "So, I look forward to the challenge of going out and making things happen." Moss previously worked out for the New Orleans Saints.
Moss was ineffective in his last season in the NFL in 2010 when he played for the New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings and the Tennessee Titans.
Moss, 35, has caught 135 career touchdown passes.
"I had personal reasons outside of football to step away from the game," Moss said. "I think it was a family decision to get back in the game because I still love the game and still think I can play at a high level and I'm passionate about the game of football. So, I had a tryout with the Saints and came here to San Francisco a week later.
"Basically, the organization, Coach Harbaugh and general manager and owner pulled the trigger. I look forward to coming out here to the Bay Area and giving the 49ers fans, organization, something to rave about this season. I look forward to playing."
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