Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/10/12
The 49ers weren't sure what they were getting when they signed 35-year-old Randy Moss out of retirement, but they felt the low-risk investment could pay off in a big way for an offense that was boxed in by its average collection of downfield targets. Moss, entering his 14th season, has impressed quarterback Alex Smith and coach Jim Harbaugh. Harbaugh's evolving offense will be more intricate in his second season with the 49ers -- and first with a full offseason for installation and full team workouts before training camp this month -- in part because of Moss, free-agent addition Mario Manningham and first-round pick A.J. Jenkins. How fond is Harbaugh of Moss? He told SiriusXM Radio host Rich Gannon that Moss is the team's "best receiver" entering camp. Smith's top targets last season, Michael Crabtree (72 receptions) and Vernon Davis (67 catches, team-high six touchdowns) made occasional big plays downfield but combined to average less than 12 yards per reception. Josh Morgan...
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