Randy Moss Waived by Minnesota Vikings: Should Kansas City Or St Louis Sign Him?

Andy Bailey@@AndrewDBaileyFeatured ColumnistNovember 1, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 11:  Randy Moss #84 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on against the New York Jets at New Meadowlands Stadium on October 11, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Jets won 29-20.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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The Minnesota Vikings announced today that they've waived Randy Moss.  They acquired him just four weeks ago from the New England Patriots in exchange for a third-round draft pick.  

Moss's comments following yesterday's loss to his former team have already been heavily scrutinized.  He said he was not going to talk to the media for the rest of the year and that any interviews would be arranged by himself.

The seven-time Pro Bowler has had a tumultuous season.  He had just nine receptions in four games with New England at the start of the year.  He wasn't much better in Minnesota where he made 13 receptions in four games.

Moss said he wouldn't be talking to the media for the rest of the year—well, he might not have to worry about it.  With the season halfway over, it would take an extremely desperate team to take a chance on Moss at this point.

That being said, there should be some teams that have enough of a need at WR to possibly pull the trigger on signing Moss.

The Kansas City Chiefs are an interesting possibility.  They are currently in first place in the AFC West, but have no passing game to speak of.  They're dead last in passing yards per game and a receiver like Moss could seriously bolster their aerial attack.  Plus, Matt Cassel and Moss played well together in New England.

Moss had 69 receptions and 11 touchdowns in 2008, when Matt Cassel was starting in place of the injured Tom Brady.

Kansas City's focus would still be the running game, but Moss would make them significantly more balanced.

Another interesting possibility is the St. Louis Rams.  They haven't had a deep threat to speak of since Mark Clayton was injured and Moss could quickly fill that void.

The problem with this is that Sam Bradford is a rookie quarterback, and Randy Moss could really mess with his head if things aren't going his way.

Other teams that could be interested include the Carolina Panthers, Cleveland BrownsPittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks.  

For his career, Randy Moss has made 948 receptions for 14,778 yards and 153 touchdowns.  He's second all-time in receiving touchdowns, fifth in yards and ninth in receptions.

He may not be the player he once was, but he can still help someone.