Roundup: Patriots’ Moss plans to represent himself

Patriots WR Randy Moss is entering the final season of his contract and recently told reporters he doesn’t expect to be re-signed by the team next offseason.

Now, he’ll have a hands-on role in whether or not that becomes a reality.

Moss has parted with long-time agent Tim DiPiero and plans to represent himself going forward, according to the Boston Globe. DiPiero, who had represented Moss since he was a first-round draft pick out of Marshall in 1998, said the split was amicable.

“Randy has talked to me for a while about finishing his career without an agent, and recently told me that as a veteran entering his 13th season he no longer believed he needs an agent,” DiPiero wrote in an e-mail. “He told me he would be sending me official notice of his decision, which he did last week.

“It has been a privilege representing him all these years and to have had a close-up view as we all watched a high school kid, who was this incredible phenom, grow into a man and one of the greatest NFL players of all time. What has been most satisfying is to see him give back to our local community, especially to the kids. Randy has a soft spot for kids and when he does things for them, he does it for the right reasons. I will continue to catch him on TV each Sunday and root for him to get a [Super Bowl] ring before he retires.”

A few more notes from Around the Web on Memorial Day Monday:

  • Could the Ravens be looking to use new WR Donte’ Stallworth as a punt returner? The veteran hasn’t had the responsibility since he was with the Saints in 2005, but was among the players returning punts in last week’s passing camp.
  • Chad Ochocinco continued his offseason foray into television Sunday as he began shooting his new VH1 reality series, “Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch.” In it, Ochocinco will audition 85 women, all vying for his attention.
  • In closing, please take a moment to honor the men, women and families at home and overseas who have sacrificed to serve the United States.
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