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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: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2010 5:45 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

I agree! By my calcs the Lions are 9th or 10th in the order, Why not give it a shot!
Hasn't been to much to get excited about except the greatest (or 2nd greatest) running back
of all time and we (I say we because I've been a lions fan since 1976, so although i don't go
on the field with them every sunday I bleed blue & silver) still couldn't even get to the superbowl!
Jesus, we had to live with Matt Millen! Matt, if you're reading, PLEASE STOP DOING COLOR
COMMENTARY FOR ANYTHING THAT HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE STATE OF MICHIGAN OR THE
BIG TEN! I've never had anything shoved up my arse before but seeing you work the
Univ, of Mich games over and over would fu%$ing feel like that! thank you.



Since: Nov 1, 2010
Posted on: November 1, 2010 5:45 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

PATRIOTS ARE THE BEST PLACE...CHILDRESS SHOULD BE FIRED THEY ARE SUNK!




Since: Nov 1, 2010
Posted on: November 1, 2010 5:35 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

lions plz 



Since: Nov 1, 2010
Posted on: November 1, 2010 5:33 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

hello give me one reason why the lions don't exist on there...obviously the have calvin,but wouldnt that make the lions alot more tempting, young qb,rb,up and coming defence not to mention we are not out of the playoffs by anymeans and with moss i think we make it hands down... as long as he keeps his attitude in check... lol i realize that keeping his attitude in check is a huge if lmao but i still think that it is worth it



Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2010 5:29 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

You Should Try Rooting for the Lions!



Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2010 5:26 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

I'm STILL PO'ed about that call. Right up there with the worst bad calls in sports history. It's been so long now, though, and the Raiders have gone through such a long "down" period, that it is kind of good to see them become competitive again.



Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2010 5:23 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

Stage, I understand what you're saying, its possible, but like I said he is real familiar with lineahan and its only for 8 games, let him show off and get his new contract somewhere else and hell maybe we'll (us seven Lions fans) will get a couple of wins!



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2010 5:20 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

 - Hasselturd? Are you seven years old or was Cacapoopybeck to hard to spell? At least come with something better than Hasselturd, little girl. You're making a fool of yourself.



Since: Sep 5, 2010
Posted on: November 1, 2010 5:18 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

I like to see him land in St. Louis.  This will give them a WR they need plus give Stephen Jackson some relief from having to deal with 8 men in the box week after week.  He could be the guy that helps them win that divsion.



Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2010 5:18 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

Moss will play for WHOEVER Moss wants to play for. Your NOT gonna tell him go play for the Bills or Panthers, not gonna happen. Its hard to picture Moss as a Charger, the Bears are the most likely possibility because they'll take anybody. 


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