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Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

Posted on: November 1, 2010 3:40 pm
Edited on: November 1, 2010 3:50 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

How badly did the Vikings want to rid themselves of Randy Moss? Bad enough to admit that the third-round pick they gave up for him is now a sunk cost.
R. Moss (US Presswire)
Because this move occurs after the trade deadline, Moss must go through NFL waivers. Thus, for the next few hours, we’ll all be speculating about which team will claim the lightning rod receiver. Waiver orders are determined by record, so the 0-7 Bills have first crack. Moss’ former Patriots team (his presumed preferred destination) is a league best 6-1 and therefore will have the last crack.

It’s possible that all 31 teams could pass on Moss, given that whatever team claims him on waivers would be subject to paying his $6.4 million 2010 salary prorated over the rest of the season. Of course, with no salary cap in place, overpaying for Moss may not be a big deal.

Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune reports that the Dolphins and Seahawks have expressed interest. The Dolphins would want Moss simply to avoid letting the Patriots get him (what, you thought Miami was looking for someone to mentor Brandon Marshall?). The Seahawks flirt with every potential big name receiver.

Jason La Canfora of NFL Network says general managers are telling him Moss will likely clear waivers and wind up back on the Patriots.


It is rumored that the Redskins are interested (they’re involved in every wide receiver rumor these days – probably because, aside from Santana Moss, they don’t have any decent wideouts of their own). Shockingly, the Colts have been mentioned as a possible suitor. But Moss would be a disaster in Indianapolis, as he’s such a stiff, imprecise route runner. No way could he be eased into Peyton Manning’s complex, timing-based passing attack.

The Chargers seem like a possibility, though they’re about to get Vincent Jackson back. Plus, Malcom Floyd’s bum hamstring will heal at some point. Both of those players are better downfield targets than Moss.

A dark horse team could be the Chicago Bears. Jerry Angelo and Lovie Smith are both on the hot seat and could be desperately looking for a spark for Mike Martz’s offense. Jay Cutler is one of the best deep-ball throwers in the league. Plus, the Bears could get Moss to share with them everything he learned about the Vikings system over the past month.

Stay tuned…

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Comments

Since: Jan 3, 2008
Posted on: November 2, 2010 12:05 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

I heard that the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League arelooking to add a wide receiver...he will follow the path of Ricky Williams, the dope head and the dope.



Since: Sep 22, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2010 8:47 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

The only place Randy will fit is a place that consistently wins. Period. A team that has a lot of ups and downs is exactly the wrong kind of team for diva players with mood swings. The minute something goes wrong they start flipping out and acting weird.



Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2010 8:42 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

I find most of the comments here very amusing. Most of the NFL football fans hate what these "Elite" recievers have become, " Cancers" to their Teams'. Yet there are no less than 10/14 fan bases that wish their GMs will claim Moss on the waiver wire. My question is why? There is only 1 Team Randy wants to play for and it's very obvious, NE. I think he realizes he made a huge mistake crying about a long term deal. Randy will only play for who he wants to play for and that's BB. The way I see it, the ball is in NE's court, if they'll accept him back. Something tells me BB will take him back under strict rules and he'd go willingly. You can call me crazy but I don't see any other Team that can motivate this guy. He needs structure!!!!!



Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2010 8:19 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

I hope so too! He'll sabotage any chance that the Dolphins have of getting back into the division race. He's already said that his heart is in New England and that he wants to be back with Bill Belichick and Tom Brady on ther Patriots. Do you really think that he'll be happy if the Dolphins take him just to spite the Patriots? He'll tank at the worst moment and seal their fates just to ensure that Bill and Tom make it to where they need to go. If any team is stupid enough to claim him other than the Patriots he'll do the same thing to them, drive them into the ground for the rest of the year. LOL



Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: November 1, 2010 7:51 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

i meant doesnt



Since: Jul 12, 2010
Posted on: November 1, 2010 7:50 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

i hope miami does try to get him



Since: Jan 6, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2010 7:23 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

Andy Benoit:   Are you insane?  Moss back to the Pats?  They just dumped him for a 3rd round pick. They already had 7 picks in the first 4 rounds.  They DUMPED him.......the DONT want him......Get it?



Since: Nov 1, 2010
Posted on: November 1, 2010 7:01 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

You are living in a fantasy world. Yes Belichek had this all figured out. LOL
They just traded him to play a few games for Vikings knowing they would get him back.
Funniest thing I have ever heard.



Since: Oct 8, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2010 6:52 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

Could you see him with cincinnati. MY GOD! T.O. Ochocinco and Moss what a combo. lol



Since: Nov 29, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2010 6:50 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

Thanks Ravens. Understood about Billick. You would know better. I just remember him as the Vikes Offensive Coordinator.


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