The 49ers do not have interest in bringing back the 13-year veteran receiver, making it clear during the NFL Combine. Moss, 36, had one of his worst years statistically in his lone season with the 49ers with 434 receiving yards and three touchdowns. This marked the second consecutive season that he played in where he failed to reach 500 receiving yards.
Moss was part of a rotation of what Harbaugh called "five number one receivers" at the beginning of 2012 including Kyle Williams, Michael Crabtree, Mario Manningham and Ted Ginn Jr. When Manningham and Williams went down with ACL injuries, Moss became the team's number two receiver. He averaged only two or three receptions per game since he was named a starter.
He openly said he didn't like being a decoy in the 49ers' passing game. He wouldn't comment on whether he would return or play for another season of football during the Super Bowl media day.
Moss served as the veteran presence among a young group of receivers. Rookie A.J. Jenkins said he was a great mentor for him to learn more about the league.
At the combine, general manager Trent Baalke did commit to the future of Moss. He brought up Moss' dedication and intelligence for the game, but was unsure what to do with him.
“We’re certainly happy that he was there,” Baalke said. “Is he going to return this year? I don’t know that yet.”
In response to this, Moss tweeted the following statement:
"Wished we could've finished the job!!thanks for the opportunity an good luck in the future 9ers"