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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
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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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Since: Nov 1, 2010
Posted on: November 1, 2010 6:44 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

I think that Randy would fit in perfectly in San Fran.  You need a coach that is not afraid to give Randy the business, and San Fran could use a true deep threat weapon.  Or at least someone that is suppose to be a deep threat weapon.  Crabtree doesnt have the size or the speed to scare anyone deep.  Teams can stack the box against Gore.  And right now that division is still up for grabs.  PERFECT FIT.



Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2010 6:44 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

Whoever gets him, be careful!
If your team has a game against NE, he might lose it again!!

Buyer Beware!

Smartest thing Pats did was get rid of him when they did.



Since: Oct 31, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2010 6:34 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

As a Lions fan, Moss is the last guy I'd want to see in the Honolulu Blue. We're just starting to get some chemistry on the offensive side, and Randy is the perfect candidate to destroy that chemistry. Please, no Moss in Detroit.

Cincinnati doesn't seem to need him, but how fun would it be to see TO, Ochocinco and Moss all lined up together? The post game interviews/life reflections/tweets/whatever you'd like to call them would be quite entertaining...

Who's to say the Cowboys don't go after him for some sort of boost?



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2010 6:22 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

These guy isn't worth a rack full of footballs...I like the CFL here in Canada, but even we wouldn't want him...and we take in coke heads, pot heads & everything under the sun who can't play in the NFL...

Retire Randy...your a bum.



Since: Nov 1, 2010
Posted on: November 1, 2010 6:02 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

lance moore lol he will be nothing when reggie comes back we will c who has better stats at the end of the year moore or moss i bet on moss




Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2010 6:01 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

And the award for the smartest comment to this article goes to: Tidal Wave
Albeit, I am completely ignoring the last paragraph about Brian Billick. I really don't know how Billick was when he was an OC for Minnesota with regards to coaching style. However, based on his time in Baltimore, I find it hard to believe he will be the "hard ass" coach to right the ship. More like the "I'm-chill" or "Veterans-get-privileges" type coach.



Since: Nov 1, 2010
Posted on: November 1, 2010 5:56 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

MOSS IS POSSIBLY THE BEST RECIEVER EVER IN THE NFL AND WITH A BROKEN DOWN FARVE AND A HORRIBLE COACH WITH A ALL STAR CAST OF TALENT HE HAS THE SHOULD MAKE A COACHING CHANGE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE THE BEST TEAM FOR RANDY IS NEW ENGLAND OR BEARS .. THAT IS IF JAY CUTTLER EVER HAS TIME TO THROW ...   




Since: Jul 22, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2010 5:54 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

He should go to Arizona so he could play next week against the Vikings. Then, he should go to Seattle and play the next week at Arizona, then...  Or he could simply play for both offenses...like the quarterback who throws or both teams  in street football.



Since: Oct 4, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2010 5:52 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

Thats right man I hope we will get him back!



Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2010 5:46 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

Bears please,it cant hurt anything.


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