According to ESPN's John Clayton, the New York Jets are interested in acquiring free-agent wide receiver Randy Moss, but may wait to gauge their progress with free-agent cornerback target Nnamdi Asomugha before moving forward with Moss.
The Jets, who recently re-signed wide receiver Santonio Holmes to a five-year, $50 million contract, currently have two free-agent wide receivers: Braylon Edwards and Brad Smith. With the Buffalo Bills and Chicago Bears in strong contention for Smith and the Jets showing little interest in re-signing Edwards, New York arguably has some holes to fill at the wide receiver position.
Initial speculation had Moss returning to the New England Patriots, but according to the Boston Globe, this is not likely to happen. Instead, speculation currently has Moss on the fast track to becoming a Jet.
Moss certainly comes with more than a few red flags at this stage in his career. The controversial receiver is 34 years old and appeared to essentially take the entire 2010 season off, disengaging with the Patriots, Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans locker rooms. It should be telling that none of Moss' 2010 teams are showing any interest in bringing him back.
Look for the Jets to finish testing the Asomugha market before making any sort of move for Moss. But if both Edwards and Smith leave New York, the Jets may be very tempted to sign Moss, if only for depth in the receiving corps.