Well, it's not quite the huge wide receiver signing that some fans expected, but Randy Moss is the newest member of the San Francisco 49ers. He worked out with a couple teams, but ultimately signed a deal with the 49ers after one workout in the Bay Area. Teams are wary of Moss due to his declining play, his age and the fact that he's been trouble in the locker room at one point or another.
That being said, Moss was pursued by teams due to the perception that he wasn't going to cost a lot of money. Teams didn't necessarily "need" Moss as much as he needed them, so the deals could be structured accordingly. There's now some information coming out in regards to just how much Moss will be paid during his one-year deal with the 49ers, and it definitely fits the bill of "low risk."
Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reported via Adam Schefter that the deal is for $2.5 million, with another $1.5 million possible in incentives. At first glance, $2.5 million does seem a bit high, but the guaranteed dollars are not known and Moss is expected to have a short leash. To reach even the initial $2.5 million, he'll likely need to play in each game and, you know, actually be on the roster.
The guaranteed dollar amount isn't as important now that we know the base is $2.5 million. That number alone shows that it's team-friendly, but it will be interesting - at the least - to see if Moss worked a higher guaranteed number in there to sign before free agency kicks in, as opposed to going and trying out elsewhere, muddying the waters a bit for the 49ers in regards to where they stand on acquiring receiving talent.