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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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Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:11 pm

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

really... for 8 games, when you cant afford to sign to long term deal, or why would you?
what would that even accomplish

Since: Jul 8, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:09 pm

Bill Belichek is a genius

I think this is Bill Belichek's ultimate evil genius at work.  He game planned this whole thing.  Trade Moss to the Vikings (and pick up a 3rd round pick) right before the Vikes play the Jets, who are the Patriots main competition in the division, in hopes that Randy will help the Vikes knock of the Jets.  That would have worked had Favre not blown it.  Then have Moss tank against the Patriots to help the Pats win yesterday, hence the fact that Randy didn't even try to catch that one easy TD and jogged routes all day.  The most beautiful part of the plan is then to have Moss go on a rant after the game about how bad the Vikes are and how much he loves the Pats so that the Vikes have no other option but to waive him.  Belichek's plan will come to ultimate fruition when Randy clears waivers through to the Pats and they then claim him and get him back for the rest of the year without having to pay him for the few games he was with the Vikes.  If it's true, it's incredible!  I'm guessing Belichek has also told Moss' agent to tell all the other teams that he won't report and play for them so that they have no choice but to pass him up on waivers or else risk paying his salary to have him sit out.   

Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:06 pm

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

Back to New England

Since: Jan 21, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:06 pm

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

The Bills are just dumb if they don't get him.

Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:01 pm

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

Back to the raiders...

Since: Dec 23, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2010 4:00 pm

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

Hello SD

Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2010 3:56 pm

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

Who is Billy Roberti?  Some fantasy geek stiff.

Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2010 3:55 pm

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

He'd fit right in with TO, Ochocinco, Pac-man, Tank, etc in Cincinnati...

Since: Nov 1, 2010
Posted on: November 1, 2010 3:51 pm

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

I think he will land in Chicago. The Vikings are such a Joke. Randy, If you are reading this: Billy Roberti traded you after you went to Vikings. He thinks you have hands of stone. He traded you for Lance Moore! Hahahahahahahaha

Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2010 3:50 pm

Possible landing spots for Randy Moss

how about the carolina panthers?  they have no wideouts outside os steve smith, and their season is toast anyway

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