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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: Nov 1, 2010
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:42 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

i dont forget anything......that was my dad's raiders team dude....  i wasn't alive for that "ruffing" call so in my eyes we still owe them



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:41 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

I would like to see all the teams pass on him and say goodbye for good!!!!
Everywhere he goes he is a problem.
Lets hope the NFL sticks together and tells him to go screw himself!!!



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:40 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

Pete Carroll has worked with high maintenance pro's at USC. NOBODY can please Moss, Carroll can get through to the man. Would Moss have tough weeks in Seattle? Sure. Will he catch TD's? YES. Moss to Seattle instantly put s HAWKS in Top 5 teams in NFC. #TACOMA




Since: Sep 1, 2010
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:39 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

This really sucks I was wishing he would stay and play for the rest of the year. I love watching him play. Fire Childress NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Aug 6, 2010
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:32 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

Any team that ever had TO and released him will most likely not want Moss (Bills, 49ERS etc.). Id think the Bears might be a decent fit.



Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:32 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

Dont forget about the fantom "Ruffing the Passer" that cost the Patriots a playoff game against the Raiders. I think the "tuck rule" was payback for that so the Pats and Raiders are even!



Since: Mar 16, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:31 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

What eighth man in the box???  This is Indy we are talking about, not Cleveland!

Indy needs another deep threat like the Bears need another bad WR or tackle.




Since: Oct 25, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:29 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

I don't think an 0-7 team has any interest in shelling out $6 million so they can maybe get to 2-14.  It will be some team that's just on the outside looking in at the playoffs (like the Vikes were, and still are).  He can go get the ball, but ultimately he's not a guy I want on my team.




Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:29 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

What about Denver or Dallas.  They both could use any help they could get.



Since: Jan 21, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:28 pm
 

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

I see him playing in K.C. They are full of old Pats players and coaches .


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