In a stunning move just four games since the Minnesota Vikings traded for future Hall-of-Fame wide receiver Randy Moss, No. 84 has been told to pack his bags and leave town.
Michael Lombardi of NFL.com is reporting that the Vikings have waived Moss. The Patriots acquired a 2011 third-round pick from Minnesota in exchange for Moss’s half-hearted services.
From the start of this season, Randy Moss made it clear he wanted out of New England at any expense. There were rumors of wars with New England head coach Bill Belichick and even franchise quarterback Tom Brady.
Well, it looks as if Moss’s bad attitude has carried over into the Vikings locker room.
In his press conference following yesterday’s loss to the very Patriots, Moss was brief and stated his boycott on the media would continue. The Vikings are 1-3 since Moss’s arrival, with the lone victory coming over the lowly Dallas Cowboys.
Where will Randy end up? His next destination will be his fifth different stint, as much as fellow diva Terrell Owens. Regardless of all the baggage that comes along with Moss, several general managers around the league are licking their chops.
Teams Most Likely to Grab Moss
This makes too much sense. Washington is heading into their bye week after a typical loss on the road to the last place Lions. This offense needs a spark and has scored over 20 points only three times, all resulting in losses. The McNabb benching saga will all go away if Randy Moss is wearing burgundy and gold. Mike Shanahan is the perfect coach to deal with player’s attitude problems.
New England Patriots
It was odd how Randy Moss praised his former team following yesterday’s loss. Moss called Belichick the greatest coach in NFL history and said he missed the hell out of his New England teammates. Would they take him back? The Patriots have been on a roll since his departure.
San Diego Chargers
A Phillip Rivers/Randy Moss combination could be deadly, particularly in the AFC West. The Chargers win over the Titans Sunday was huge in terms of momentum. Vincent Jackson also is set to return in the middle of November.
Less Likely Options
Tampa Bay Bucs/St. Louis Rams
Both teams seem like they are going to remain competitive for the remainder of their NFC schedules. Josh Freeman and Sam Bradford look as if they could be the next crop of young Pro Bowl quarterbacks. It’s hard to imagine Moss in either of these jerseys, let alone trying for coaches that he probably doesn’t respect.
The injury bug has hit Peyton Manning and company as hard as any team in the AFC. After seven weeks, the Colts (in my book) still trail the Steelers, Jets, and Patriots in terms of being Super Bowl contenders. Scooping up Moss would put the Colts at the top of the contender list.
I honestly cannot see Jay Cutler and Moss getting along, but the Bears need his services probably more than any other team on this list. The Bears are fading quickly, and a move like this could save their season, as well as Lovie Smith’s job.
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