Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss appeared a bit remorseful over the timing of Sunday's comments regarding his contract gripe.
Moss, who appeared live on SportsCenter on Tuesday morning, started off by saying "the timing could have been bad," since his 16-minute news conference came on the heels of the Patriots' impressive 38-24 victory against the Bengals.
"It might have been inappropriate coming off that big win against Cincinnati," Moss said on SportsCenter, "but it's something I needed to get off my chest."
Moss acknowledged that he had a Monday meeting with head coach Bill Belichick but wouldn’t disclose any details. The future Hall of Fame wide receiver also said he was done talking about his contract, and he's very happy in New England.
"Let me say this again," Moss said. "I do not want to leave New England because I love what they do here. I love coach Belichick. I love the team. I love the coaching staff, and I love playing on Sundays. But I think from a business standpoint, I have to look out for the best interest of me and my family. Next year, I don’t know where I’ll be playing at. Hopefully, it's here in New England. But if it's not here in New England, then whoever wants to give me a shot to hopefully come and help their team, I look forward to that opportunity."
Moss, who is in the final season of a three-year, $27 million deal, said he didn’t really know why the organization hasn’t approached him about a new contract, but he's "taking it in stride" and will continue doing what he's got to do to help the team win games.
"Hopefully, at the end of the season, I'll give this organization a reason to keep me," said Moss, who had five receptions for 59 yards Sunday against the Bengals. "If not, hopefully I'll give some other organization a reason to bring me in."