Ex-Gator Moss mulls retirement

Published: Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, August 2, 2009 at 12:16 a.m.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. Less than 24 hours after talking about a fresh start at a new position, Denver Broncos outside linebacker Jarvis Moss reportedly told coach Josh McDaniels that he might not want to play football anymore.

KDVR-TV in Denver reported that Moss, a 2007 first-round draft pick who has 3 career sacks, told McDaniels that he is thinking about retirement.

Moss was not at practice Saturday, and McDaniels wouldn't offer a specific reason for the absence. He said Moss was excused for a "very personal reason."

"I'm going to respect that and I hope everyone else does, too," McDaniels said.

McDaniels gave no timetable on Moss' possible return.

Moss bounced between the second- and third-team defense during both practices Friday. He was the 17th pick in 2007 out of the University of Florida but has only one career start. He missed most of his rookie season because of a broken leg and was inactive for four games last season.

On Friday, Moss talked about enjoying his new position.

"It's a comfort level to me, I can run around and make plays," Moss said. "It's something I like and I'm adjusting to it."

He was an undersized end, so the new position would allow him to overcome that size disadvantage.

"I get to play against guys that are smaller than me now," Moss said. "Hopefully this thing will work out for me."

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