Randy Moss waived? Yes, it's true. This is the news that is just now breaking. You have to ask yourself, which team is having a worse year, the Vikings or the Cowboys?
We were shocked to hear a few weeks ago that the Minnesota Vikings were giving Moss another chance and welcoming him back to the family. Well, only a few weeks later and he is kicked back out of the house.
Where does the future Hall of Fame receiver go from here? I have no idea. What I do know is there are quite a few teams that would not touch Randy Moss for any amount of money in the world. Here are 10.
The Green Bay Packers have always been known as a class organization. The Packers take pride in their team's image. The last thing they have been known to take a chance on is a gimmick.
That is exactly what Moss has become. He is a player that teams are committing no more than one or two years to. There is a reason for that.
Before his tenure on a team is over, he exposes himself for who he really is: an explosive personality. The Packers' issues remain primarily the offensive line and running back corps. There is no way they take a shot at Randy Moss.
It is hard for me to include the Raiders on this list. They are one team that usually welcomes malcontents with open arms. They did so with Randy Moss back in 2005 when he left Minnesota the first time amidst turmoil.
But I have to think the Raiders organization is wise enough to not make the same mistake twice. At least, I hope they are.
Moss spent two lackluster seasons by the Bay, and all the while there were rumblings of his unhappiness and lack of effort.
The 49ers had some lofty expectations this year. So far those expectations have been all but dashed. One way you don't fix the problem is spending money on another ego for your locker room. Michael Crabtree is quite enough of a burden already.
You may also remember that this organization also had one of the worst head cases in NFL history in Terrell Owens. I don't see them revisiting the headache.
Before you make any huge acquisition for the offense, you may want to confer with your franchise quarterback. If Jim Caldwell came to Peyton Manning with thoughts on Randy Moss, he would be given a vehement no.
The Colts already have an organization and offense that works. There is no need to add to that an ego that may or may not produce. Cross the Colts off the Randy Moss wish list.
The Bengals signed Terrell Owens in the offseason, giving them two Pro Bowl wide receivers that are completely in love with themselves. The hope was that they would give quarterback Carson Palmer an infinite number of choices. It has not worked out the way they envisioned it.
The Bengals are one team with an overabundance of talented receivers. There is no way they add yet another.
The Bills would have the first priority in the waiver wire to pick up Randy Moss. I see them passing quickly.
The Bills may be winless, but they have a great young quarterback in Ryan Fitzpatrick. One way to derail his development is to sign on a huge personality that would hog the locker room to himself.
You are trying to build leadership. You reverse any progress towards that by signing someone for one year so he can come in and make waves. Buffalo passes.
The Steelers have successfully maneuvered around the Ben Roethlisberger fiasco. That is no longer the story line in Pittsburgh. Their journey to the Super Bowl and their successful season are what people are talking about.
The Steelers are winning and playing great football. The last thing they would want to do is bring media attention back onto themselves.
The Cowboys are slowly spiraling down the drain hole. There are two ways they can approach the rest of the season. They could choose to regroup and salvage something in the remaining games, or they could turn their team into an utter circus.
The latter is what would happen if they took a shot at Randy Moss.
Forget for a second that they already have enough talent at receiver. Adding Moss to that locker room would be cancerous to the Cowboys. You are already punting a season in which you were contenders. The last thing you would want to do is add someone who is going to fight your other receivers for catches.
Plus, the Cowboys already tried and failed with Randy Moss Jr., also known as Terrell Owens.
The Redskins would rather give more money to Albert Haynesworth than sign on Randy Moss. What has become abundantly clear this season is that Mike Shanahan does not take any guff. I know that is a bit much, but he is a no-guff-taking old coot, and he will not stand for head cases.
The Albert Haynesworth saga has told us one thing: If you play for the Redskins, you are supposed to shut up and play. The other option is to make your feelings known and then be benched for the season.
The Redskins would not tolerate a player like Randy Moss. Actually, I don't see why Moss and his baggage would want to travel to Washington anyway.
Well, this one is fairly obvious. First off, the Patriots are the last team on the waiver wire. One team will take the wide receiver before the choice even gets to them.
But if it does, there is no way the Patriots take another look at Moss. The Patriots have proved yet again that you can still win even if you send some of your best talent packing.
After sending Moss on his merry way, they are rolling. They have won five in a row and have taken control of the top spot as the NFL's elite team.
The Patriots have shown they are a much better team without Randy Moss.