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Report: Jets, Eagles 'curious' about Randy Moss

Posted on: February 13, 2012 4:19 pm
Edited on: February 14, 2012 6:35 am
 
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By Will Brinson

On Monday morning, Randy Moss fired up the Internets by proclaiming "I wanna play football" on USTREAM. Yes, that's him coming back to football. And he's eligible to sign with a team whenever he wants. However, it's not likely you'll see anyone sign him before they find out what kind of wide receiver market emerges vis-a-vis franchise-tagging.

There are definitely teams interested in Moss, though. Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports reports that the Eagles and Jets are "curious" when it comes to Moss and that the 49ers and Patriots should be lumped into potential suitors for Moss as well.

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Moss spoke on Monday morning about dealing with some personal and/or family issues. If he was going through things that altered his concentration and motivation, it's possible there's another reason for his poor production in 2010.

After all, Moss was considered "done" after a 2006 season with the Raiders that saw him catch 42 balls for 553 yards and three touchdowns at the age of 30. A year later, he was destroying the NFL for a record-breaking Patriots team, catching 98 passes for 1,493 yards and 23 touchdowns.

Sure, Moss is five years older now than he was then. But he's one of the all-time physical freaks in NFL history, and if he's motivated and healthy, he can be a difference-maker.

The Patriots make sense for Moss because they lack a deep threat. Sure, Bill Belichick isn't known for second go-rounds, but he's already done it with Deion Branch; why wouldn't Moss work too if he's willing to work hard, be quiet and take less money than Chad Ochocinco?

The Jets are a logical fit also because, well, they're the Jets. If a famous veteran is on the market, they'll chase him. Also, he would fit the personality of the Jets, in theory. However, Mark Sanchez under center could be a concern for Moss, particularly if his top goals are producing big stats and winning a championship.

That applies to the 49ers, who are also a run-based team. But there's no other top wideout in San Francisco and the Niners have an easier path to the playoffs out of the NFC West.

And, of course, there's the Eagles. After last year's "Dream Team" debacle, it's easy to cringe at the idea of adding Moss. But if DeSean Jackson is dealt out of town to plug a hole on defense and a motivated Moss can come in and catch bombs from Michael Vick, that's a pretty spicy proposition.

No one knows what Moss will look like, of course. But it's Randy Moss we're talking about, which is why it's hard not to be curious.

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Comments

Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: February 14, 2012 11:28 pm
 

Report: Jets, Eagles 'curious' about Randy Moss

Why does everyone want to play for the Eagles? Someone explain this to me. They seem to be able to sign everyone every year and nobody seems to even care who is already playing the position on that team.



Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: February 14, 2012 12:56 pm
 

Report: Jets, Eagles 'curious' about Randy Moss

I'm not sure his rap sheet is long enough for him to merit serious consideration by the Eagles or the Jets.



Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: February 14, 2012 10:58 am
 

Report: Jets, Eagles 'curious' about Randy Moss

what do ya think will happen if they pick up moss????
He and Santonio are gonna party like it's 1999, that's what.  Could you imagine the parties, the clubs, the NY night life with these two running around?  They would constatnly play that New York song (Empire State of Mind) from Sex and the City 2 as well every time they entered a room. 



Since: Jan 10, 2010
Posted on: February 14, 2012 10:44 am
 

Report: Jets, Eagles 'curious' about Randy Moss

the jets have no chemistry and no QB. clowns like santanio holmes is already complaining how he doesnt get thrown to enough. what do ya think will happen if they pick up moss????



Since: Nov 8, 2006
Posted on: February 14, 2012 10:29 am
 

Report: Jets, Eagles 'curious' about Randy Moss

the Jets and Eagles?  shocking!



Since: May 3, 2011
Posted on: February 14, 2012 10:07 am
 

Report: Jets, Eagles 'curious' about Randy Moss

TO had 9 catches for 122 in the Super Bowl, "not bad"



Since: May 21, 2009
Posted on: February 14, 2012 10:05 am
 

Report: Jets, Eagles 'curious' about Randy Moss

But if ............ a motivated Moss can come in and catch bombs from , that's a pretty spicy proposition.
Uh yeah. Because that's Vick's strength, throwing the deep ball (at least w/ any accuracy). He's more likely to run to the end zone and hand the ball off to Moss.
Don't get me wrong. My negative opinion of Vick has nothing to do with dogs or the spread of an incurable STD. It has everything to do with the fact that he's a Philthy Eagle. I just think Moss could find a better passer than Vick. If he doesn't, he won't be happy long.
I think Moss was "great", and probably still has a year or two of "dam gud" left in him.



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: February 14, 2012 9:48 am
 

Report: Jets, Eagles 'curious' about Randy Moss

True, you already have laziness in Marshall down in South Beach



Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: February 14, 2012 9:47 am
 

Report: Jets, Eagles 'curious' about Randy Moss

What a circus that would be if he signed with the Jets. Chicago should really look at him. Mike Tice is their new OC and Cutler has a cannon arm.



Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: February 14, 2012 8:47 am
 

Report: Jets, Eagles 'curious' about Randy Moss

Oh god please let hime sign with the JETS, Would love to see Moss, Rex, Holmes, Burress, and Sanchez bitch and moan every week about each other. Just keep him outta Miami. We dont need his laziness in South Beach


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