On November 3, Randy Moss was claimed by the Tennessee Titans. Since waiver priority is established by reverse order in the standings, this means that the Titans, a team with a 5-3 record, were 20th on the line of NFL teams to claim the star wideout.
Why did 19 teams pass on the star wide receiver? Why did the Titans take a chance on him?
Moss has had an embattled season. Rumors of conflict with Tom Brady and calling him a "girl" led to one of the more surprising exits seen this year when Moss was traded to the Vikings for a third-round draft choice in 2011.
Fast forward to four weeks later.
After this weekend, in an even more surprising move, Vikings coach Brad Childress announced to the team that Moss had been released and put on waivers.
Forgetting Moss's previous tumultuous terms with previous teams, the Titans now have one of the best receivers in football, a fact particularly important if Vince Young continues to play on a hobbled ankle.
Additionally, with Kenny Britt, the Titans' leading receiver in both yards and touchdowns sidelined for at least two weeks, the Titans are in even greater need of a wideout opposite Nate Washington.
Here are seven teams who surprisingly would not take a chance on Randy Moss.