Randy Moss is coming out of retirement … to play soccer? Not quite – FOXSports.com

Is Randy Moss coming out of retirement? No, but he and the Charlotte Independence tried to pull one over with an April Fools joke … on March 31?

The NFL legend appeared to signed a contract with the Charlotte Independence of the second division USL.

Best of all, Moss is rocking the No. 84, which he made famous as a star wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings nearly 20 years ago. It’s not exactly a typical soccer number, but he’s Randy Moss. It’s what he should be wearing.

Playing in Charlotte made sense, too. His son, Thad, is going to be a freshman on the NC State football team in the fall.

And does he have any soccer skills? You be the judge.

Randy Moss … soccer player? At 40 years old? Chad Ochocino got a trial with Sporting Kansas City a few years back so what would another former NFL receiver giving soccer a try be? But when the first letter of every sentence in the press release spells out “APRIL FOOLS,” it’s not to be.

Updated: 3:32 p.m. ET


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