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Report: Jets, Eagles 'curious' about Randy Moss

Posted on: February 13, 2012 4:19 pm
Edited on: February 14, 2012 6:35 am
 
The NFL denied Harrison's appeal of his one-game suspension(Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

On Monday morning, Randy Moss fired up the Internets by proclaiming "I wanna play football" on USTREAM. Yes, that's him coming back to football. And he's eligible to sign with a team whenever he wants. However, it's not likely you'll see anyone sign him before they find out what kind of wide receiver market emerges vis-a-vis franchise-tagging.

There are definitely teams interested in Moss, though. Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports reports that the Eagles and Jets are "curious" when it comes to Moss and that the 49ers and Patriots should be lumped into potential suitors for Moss as well.

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Moss spoke on Monday morning about dealing with some personal and/or family issues. If he was going through things that altered his concentration and motivation, it's possible there's another reason for his poor production in 2010.

After all, Moss was considered "done" after a 2006 season with the Raiders that saw him catch 42 balls for 553 yards and three touchdowns at the age of 30. A year later, he was destroying the NFL for a record-breaking Patriots team, catching 98 passes for 1,493 yards and 23 touchdowns.

Sure, Moss is five years older now than he was then. But he's one of the all-time physical freaks in NFL history, and if he's motivated and healthy, he can be a difference-maker.

The Patriots make sense for Moss because they lack a deep threat. Sure, Bill Belichick isn't known for second go-rounds, but he's already done it with Deion Branch; why wouldn't Moss work too if he's willing to work hard, be quiet and take less money than Chad Ochocinco?

The Jets are a logical fit also because, well, they're the Jets. If a famous veteran is on the market, they'll chase him. Also, he would fit the personality of the Jets, in theory. However, Mark Sanchez under center could be a concern for Moss, particularly if his top goals are producing big stats and winning a championship.

That applies to the 49ers, who are also a run-based team. But there's no other top wideout in San Francisco and the Niners have an easier path to the playoffs out of the NFC West.

And, of course, there's the Eagles. After last year's "Dream Team" debacle, it's easy to cringe at the idea of adding Moss. But if DeSean Jackson is dealt out of town to plug a hole on defense and a motivated Moss can come in and catch bombs from Michael Vick, that's a pretty spicy proposition.

No one knows what Moss will look like, of course. But it's Randy Moss we're talking about, which is why it's hard not to be curious.

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Comments

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: February 14, 2012 7:35 am
 

Report: Jets, Eagles 'curious' about Randy Moss

I will always remember Moss pouting on the Titans sidelines. SAD!



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: February 14, 2012 2:47 am
 

Report: Jets, Eagles 'curious' about Randy Moss

What is with the media hype with these Diva WR's still?  The Giants, Steelers, Saints, Packers have proven you can win a SB without the Diva beyotching about how many balls he can catch.  Also see Randy Moss and TO statistics in Super Bowls...oh wait neither has much.



Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: February 14, 2012 12:15 am
 

Report: Jets, Eagles 'curious' about Randy Moss

He wants to play ? For how long ? When he only feels like it ? If the game is for a SB ring ?



Since: Mar 4, 2008
Posted on: February 13, 2012 11:15 pm
 

Report: Jets, Eagles 'curious' about Randy Moss

Arizona opposite Fitz   



Since: Mar 1, 2008
Posted on: February 13, 2012 10:09 pm
 

Report: Jets, Eagles 'curious' about Randy Moss

i wouldn't be surprised if ALL teams were interested. Moss in Houston opposite Andre Johnson...interesting.



Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: February 13, 2012 9:30 pm
 

Report: Jets, Eagles 'curious' about Randy Moss

It's New York and it's the jets. The media says they are interested in everyone just to make news and to talk about New York some more.



Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: February 13, 2012 9:29 pm
 

Report: Jets, Eagles 'curious' about Randy Moss

The NFL denied Harrison's appeal of his one-game suspension(Getty Images)



Just how lazy are you guys? 



Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: February 13, 2012 9:18 pm
 

Report: Jets, Eagles 'curious' about Randy Moss

Jets & Eagles, that's it?  If I had to pick a team for him I'd say Eagles, big physical wide out=NICE 



Since: Feb 13, 2012
Posted on: February 13, 2012 9:12 pm
 

Report: Jets, Eagles 'curious' about Randy Moss

Did you ever hear of this guy named Brett Farve????



Since: May 28, 2009
Posted on: February 13, 2012 9:06 pm
 

Report: Jets, Eagles 'curious' about Randy Moss

Man i don't get what the Eagles are doing wanting people like Plaxxy and Randy Moss. Being a Giants fan in my head I'm like sign them both because of how much it would hurt their locker room. The Eagles were playing amazing at the end of the season. The way we thought they were going to play the whole season, and I'm not sure if the out-come would of been the same if the Eagles were in contention for the play-offs. Some Bring on the Drama Eagles!



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