Where Will Randy Moss End Up?

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Posted November 1st, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Randy Moss was cut today by the Minnesota Vikings just three weeks after being traded for a third round pick. He hits the market as a hot commodity based on talent but one that many teams will see as a poor fit due to age and being a locker room disruption.

He may be a big pain off the field and his lack of effort at times during games remains a concern. Still he provides a deep threat and draws double teams which can be extremely valuable to an offense. His current 95 overall rating in Madden 11 makes for a big impact in the game.

The waiver rules mean that teams can claim him based on their current record worst to best. The Buffalo Bills as the only winless team would get him if they decided to claim him.

Continue on for screenshots of Randy Moss in the uniform of some of the teams that are most likely to show interest. Where do you think Moss will land? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

Seattle Seahawks: Had interest in Brandon Marshall and Vincent Jackson, Pete Carroll not afraid of taking chances on players, leading the NFC West but with an inconsistent offense. There are already reports the team is showing interest.

St. Louis Rams: Had interest in Vincent Jackson, depleted at WR due to injuries, need a playmaker for Sam Bradford, and are only half a game out of the NFC West lead.

Miami Dolphins: Put him across from Brandon Marshall and with Davone Bess in the slot the passing offense in Miami could become deadly. The team reportedly has interest. Would also block AFC East rivals from having a chance at him.

Washington Redskins: Donovan McNabb has not performed at the level expected this year to the extent that he was inexplicably benched for Rex Grossman. The team needs a number one receiver for him.

New York Jets: Could do it just to block the Patriots from getting him back. Would anyone be surprised by such a move being made by Rex Ryan to mess with the Pats? They’ve gone all-in to try and win this year.

Dallas Cowboys: Jerry Jones could look to bring in Moss after famously passing on him in the draft and being burned by him over the years. Record means they would get him if they wanted him. Team is going nowhere though so doesn’t make much sense.

(NOTE) Funny enough putting Moss on the Cowboys roster and attempting to start a game results in the console freezing.

Other possibilities could include the Chicago Bears, Oakland Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs, and who knows maybe even the New England Patriots. He could also clear waivers completely without being claimed and become an unrestricted free agent.

  • Arod_111

    wow this really is weird he got dropped after 3 games? you might have well given the pats ur 3rd round dp

  • AB

    Would love to see him in a Redkins Uni in real life

  • supaB

    49ers?

    • Nphillyk

      No, I’m a 9ers fan and I don’t see this as a good fit. Aside from the obvious that Moss is not the type of player that Singletary wants, there is also the issue with him giving poor effort whenever the team he is on is not winning. Not a good fit for SF.

  • supaB

    49ers?

  • TroyHudson

    Alright we get it your a Seahawks fan.

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      Whats that got to do with reports that the team is interested in Randy Moss? I don’t even like the guy.

      • Quan

        Haha, so you are a Seahawks fan.

  • Anonymous

    As a die hard Jet fan I can certainly see the appeal of bringing in Randy Moss. First and foremost he is hands down a better receiver than anyone currently on the Jets Roster.

    Secondly, The Jets still have one more game against the Patriots in Foxborough not to mention the potential to see them again in a playoff match up. Moss of course knows the Patriots playbook and both the Pats and the Jets like to scour through each others left overs (ie: Danny Woodhead) to gain a potential Edge.

    Lastly, I think Randy would love to play in New York. The Jets are clearly one of the top teams in the AFC and I think Moss would love playing for Rex Ryan as do all NFL players and being in New York puts him close to his family in the Boston Area.

    After the Jets dismal offensive performance this past Sunday against the Packers, I think the rewards certainly outweigh the negatives.

    • Anonymous

      Wow i didnt know you was a Jets fan, thats wassup. But how is that gonna work with the receivers we have? We got Holmes who essentially is a #1/#2. Braylon “The Beard” Edwards who is a great number 2 but is inconsitent at times. Dustin Keller who is playing phenomenal this year & Jerricho Cotchery.

      Thats 4 recievers already. Then you add in a wide receiver who wants to be the man (& who is one of my personal fav. WR’s of all time) and could potentially shake up the locker room if things dont go his way. If we can get him, you bet i’ll be happy as hell & start having delusions of us winning the SB this year. But I really dont know how it’s gonna work…And yesterday was just horrendous. smh…

      • Anonymous

        I think Santonio Holmes would work great as a slot receiver. You certainly could rotate the recievers in and out in certain formations and Dustin Keller is a Tight end and not a wide out. Brad Smith is our 4th reciever and Jericho Cotchery is our third wide out and after all the drops he had, I would put Moss in that spot.

        Randy could also be very dangerous working out of the slot as well. I am sure the Jets can find a place for him in the lineup.

        • jbb34

          Managing that many egos is ridiculous, even for the Jets. Not to mention Moss hates Revis. If the Jets were to claim him, I think he would refuse. He does have the right to block claims from teams he does not want to join. I really think he wants to be back in NE.

          • Nphillyk

            I concur, I strongly believe Moss desires to be back with the Pats. I have a gut feeling that he will go unclaimed and then signed by NE for the remainder of the year.

          • Anonymous

            Well I have come to find out that the claims on Moss are based upon record which puts the PATS dead last in the running. Buffalo has first right of refusal. ESPN reported that the first 12 teams are likely not to pick up Moss which puts the RAMS, SEACHICKENS, and the SKINS in the mix and was reported that Moss would likely not make it past one of these teams.

      • Anonymous

        I think Santonio Holmes would work great as a slot receiver. You certainly could rotate the recievers in and out in certain formations and Dustin Keller is a Tight end and not a wide out. Brad Smith is our 4th reciever and Jericho Cotchery is our third wide out and after all the drops he had, I would put Moss in that spot.

        Randy could also be very dangerous working out of the slot as well. I am sure the Jets can find a place for him in the lineup.

    • Truetrue85

      No offense chief, but Randy Moss wont want to be a Jet, and if the Jets do infact claim him (which wouldn’t surprise me because they’re trying to BUY a championship this year), A) he most likely wont even try, and B) you will lose him at the end of the season considering the “no franchise tag clause” he made the Vikings add into his contract that any team to claim him off waivers will take over ;). Bottom line, it’s clear Randy Moss has seen the errors of his ways and wants to finish his career in New England… so no matter who gets him, he will be back with the Pats come 2011.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=5018460 Victor X Liceaga

    Dolphins!!!! I know he’d be glad to face off against New England again the last week of the season.

    • Fahreak99

      I HOPE the fins get him! that wud be sweet! but IM 99% positive that sparano wont pick him up

  • Aaf

    How can you forget San Diego and Tennessee? they both need wideouts

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      San Diego has already stated they have no interest actually. Tennessee could be possible they just don’t stand out as a potential spot for him.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Corey-Ragland/13752595 Corey Ragland

        I think there is a little too much uncertainty with the QB situation there for them to take a chance on Moss.

  • http://www.facebook.com/GoonNGobblin Wyatt LeRoux

    Bring him to Detroit. Moss and Calvin! O boy

    • Mufasa

      Great Idea :-D…. Randy Calvin and Nate…. then nate can say he has played with both of them at the same time

      • mufasa

        pasta you a lions fan?… or you just liking it?

        • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

          Just imagined those two together, would be crazy. I’m a Nate Burleson fan though.

          • Anonymous

            Not to mention Moss can mentor Calvin and further improve his play ability.CJ is already a dominant freak of nature as is.Talk about a scary, scary dynamic duo.

          • http://www.facebook.com/GoonNGobblin Wyatt LeRoux

            yeah with Nate as slot would be nice. would take pressure off the run for Best to do work.

          • Ghost of John Madden

            I agree with BRAB – Megatron needs to be taught how to take plays off and pout on the sideline.

    • Mufasa

      Great Idea :-D…. Randy Calvin and Nate…. then nate can say he has played with both of them at the same time

    • NoFro904

      GOOO LIONS!!

      It would be a good idea.
      I Just dont want Moss Being a cancer to my Beloved Lions.

      • mufasa

        I know me too but if he goes in with a positive attitude…. My Money is going to straight to his jersey

        • Hahaha

          make sure you pay in “straight cash, homey.”

      • Nphillyk

        FYI: He would be. Just not enough veteran leadership over there. Him and Calvin together would be scary though. Almost cheating….

    • NoFro904

      GOOO LIONS!!

      It would be a good idea.
      I Just dont want Moss Being a cancer to my Beloved Lions.

  • Anonymous

    I think the Cowboys cause knowing Jerry Jones he will get him thinking it will fix everything when it could make it worse.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Corey-Ragland/13752595 Corey Ragland

    St. Louis makes the most sense seeing as how they BADLY need a WR and have a playoff shot but I don’t think Spagnuolo is the kind of coach to make it work. It takes a coach with a strong personality to make it work with him. Dennis Green and the Camera Man were able to make it work for a while. Childress, Tice, and whoever was in Oakland (Shell?) couldn’t. I think Todd Haley and Pioli might be able to do crisis management enough for it to work out this year since KC is in the front seat to win the west.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Corey-Ragland/13752595 Corey Ragland

    St. Louis makes the most sense seeing as how they BADLY need a WR and have a playoff shot but I don’t think Spagnuolo is the kind of coach to make it work. It takes a coach with a strong personality to make it work with him. Dennis Green and the Camera Man were able to make it work for a while. Childress, Tice, and whoever was in Oakland (Shell?) couldn’t. I think Todd Haley and Pioli might be able to do crisis management enough for it to work out this year since KC is in the front seat to win the west.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Corey-Ragland/13752595 Corey Ragland

    St. Louis makes the most sense seeing as how they BADLY need a WR and have a playoff shot but I don’t think Spagnuolo is the kind of coach to make it work. It takes a coach with a strong personality to make it work with him. Dennis Green and the Camera Man were able to make it work for a while. Childress, Tice, and whoever was in Oakland (Shell?) couldn’t. I think Todd Haley and Pioli might be able to do crisis management enough for it to work out this year since KC is in the front seat to win the west.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Corey-Ragland/13752595 Corey Ragland

    St. Louis makes the most sense seeing as how they BADLY need a WR and have a playoff shot but I don’t think Spagnuolo is the kind of coach to make it work. It takes a coach with a strong personality to make it work with him. Dennis Green and the Camera Man were able to make it work for a while. Childress, Tice, and whoever was in Oakland (Shell?) couldn’t. I think Todd Haley and Pioli might be able to do crisis management enough for it to work out this year since KC is in the front seat to win the west.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Corey-Ragland/13752595 Corey Ragland

    St. Louis makes the most sense seeing as how they BADLY need a WR and have a playoff shot but I don’t think Spagnuolo is the kind of coach to make it work. It takes a coach with a strong personality to make it work with him. Dennis Green and the Camera Man were able to make it work for a while. Childress, Tice, and whoever was in Oakland (Shell?) couldn’t. I think Todd Haley and Pioli might be able to do crisis management enough for it to work out this year since KC is in the front seat to win the west.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Corey-Ragland/13752595 Corey Ragland

    St. Louis makes the most sense seeing as how they BADLY need a WR and have a playoff shot but I don’t think Spagnuolo is the kind of coach to make it work. It takes a coach with a strong personality to make it work with him. Dennis Green and the Camera Man were able to make it work for a while. Childress, Tice, and whoever was in Oakland (Shell?) couldn’t. I think Todd Haley and Pioli might be able to do crisis management enough for it to work out this year since KC is in the front seat to win the west.

  • Anonymous

    Bring his ass to Cleveland. We need a solid receiver outside of Cribbs, who never gets any passes thrown his way.

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      I know Mike Holmgren from his time in Seattle. He won’t make a move like that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeff-Holland/100001576230068 Jeff Holland

    Let the Bengals get him, that would be hilarious seeing Moss, TO, and Ocho on the same team.

    • Anonymous

      lmfaoo! a train-wreck waiting to happen XD & i actually like all three of them…

  • Anonymous

    Here’s an idea.

    Let Moss have an hour long special on ESPN…and the rest is history.

  • Joeyland

    Where ever he lands, Madden will keep his ridiculous route running # at 95
    Because remember,” its not football, Its Madden”

    • NoFro904

      Its Randy Moss.
      The Only Route he needs to run is a Deep One
      and hes pretty good at that.

    • NoFro904

      Its Randy Moss.
      The Only Route he needs to run is a Deep One
      and hes pretty good at that.

    • walkergodeep

      That rating dont even matters like alot of other ratings

    • sad

      I know right? Dumped by 2 teams this season yet he’s still rated as what, top-3 WR? Top 5? Give me a break. What part of he’s been cut/traded twice by the midpoint of the season *for a reason* does Donny fail to understand?

    • Nphillyk

      Yeah, Moss probably runs the worst routes out of all the great WRs to ever play. IMO the order would go something like (in terms of route running) Rice, Harrison, Carter, T. Brown, Irvin, T.O, Moss.

  • Fireflyjam

    You should make the voting thing a permanant feature for interesting topics…moss should goto miami …it’s becoming a major sports town with the Heat & all…Moss would be loved there and have the best opportunity…I can’t lie though love to see the Browns sign him right before we play New England.

  • Anonymous

    I say Jets..

    • WATCH

      moss is stiil a viking and will be staying a viking, brad didnt get ziggys approval. watch brad get fired for this. crosses fingers…

      • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

        He has complete control over the roster. Doesnt need approval.

        • jbb34

          Yes, and for a coach that’s on the second hottest seat in the league (#1 being Wade Phillips) that’s an extremely stupid move and one that could cost him his job. Zygi Wilf is not happy with the decision

        • sad

          Yeah but he needs Zygi’s approval to keep his job, which is really the point.

  • http://twitter.com/WWOFTBBNR Phil

    Moss is going to clear waivers and not sign with any of these teams. If he plays again this season it will be in New England.

    • Nphillyk

      HA. You took the words right out of my mouth.

  • HaloUnion

    I thought the waiver rule was applied to last years record. aka the Rams would get first dibs. Because imagine after week 1, with all the 1-0, 0-1 teams.

    • http://twitter.com/WWOFTBBNR Phil

      You thought wrong.

      • HaloUnion

        lol

    • http://pastapadre.com/ pastapadre

      That is only up through like the first 4 or 5 weeks of the season.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dion-Ridge/1782504910 Dion Ridge

    Whats funny is this move means nothing on Madden because you can be just as effective with Austin Collie as you can with Moss. Ratings mean nothing on this trash game. Just speed.

  • http://twitter.com/WWOFTBBNR Phil

    There is no one in charge of the Vikings right now. The closest to a leader they have is Brett Favre, and he’s a shadow of his former self. Now their head coach (who has lost his locker room) is cutting guys without even letting the front office know about it. The extension given to Childress last year was a joke, and it’s time that the Wylfs wake up.

    • Ghost of John Madden

      Burt Farve doesn’t care about the Vikings. Brent only cares about himself

      • Anonymous

        Who is Brent?

  • Woooooooow

    locker room disruption?…..how many years ago was that?

    • Ghost of John Madden

      Last Sunday

  • Princewookiee

    the only team I could see Moss going on is New England. Here are my reasons.

    Miami- they already have a diva wide receiver I don’t think they want double the trouble
    Seattle- They actually have a very solid receiving core with Williams, Tate, and Butler
    Rams- They don’t want to add a receiver to pressure the young QB
    Redskins- Shanahan is a guy who wouldn’t want his behavior in his locker room.
    Jets- Honestly their would be too many divas.
    Cowboys- Jerry knows the season is lost and their receiving core is one of the best already.
    Oakland- Al Davis isn’t going back that road again.
    Cheifs- maybe, but they are so young with not as much leadership as New England, yet

  • vdavisisland

    He should take his talents to south beach, and join the Miami… Dolphins!!

  • vdavisisland

    He should take his talents to south beach, and join the Miami… Dolphins!!

  • sad

    Wow, talk about a clusterf***. I’ll be astounded if Chilly lasts through the week let alone the season. That team in its current state is doomed. And isn’t it a little odd that Chilly has a spine when dealing w/ future HoF wideouts, but not future HoF QBs? Just sayin.

    Of course as a Packer fan I’m loving it.

    “Note to Pats: Sign Moss just so “Pats trade Randy Moss to Minnesota for a
    3rd round pick and Randy Moss” can run on ESPN’s ticker.”

    - Bill Simmons

  • sad

    Wow, talk about a clusterf***. I’ll be astounded if Chilly lasts through the week let alone the season. That team in its current state is doomed. And isn’t it a little odd that Chilly has a spine when dealing w/ future HoF wideouts, but not future HoF QBs? Just sayin.

    Of course as a Packer fan I’m loving it.

    “Note to Pats: Sign Moss just so “Pats trade Randy Moss to Minnesota for a
    3rd round pick and Randy Moss” can run on ESPN’s ticker.”

    - Bill Simmons

    • Nphillyk

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA This is classic stuff right here.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000496758093 James Jones

    RAVENS GET MOSS

  • Nphillyk

    My best GUESS is that Randy will clear waivers and then resign with the Patriots. I know, that would be crazy after he was just traded from NE for a 3 rounder. However, I do see that as his most likely destination. None of the other teams mentioned seem to make sense.

    St. Louis: Seem to be doing just fine without a clear #1 WR, and because they have a young team they will make this draft priority #1 going into the offseason.
    Washington: Really though? Do they need another Haynesworth aka a guy with immense talent that only plays hard when he feels like it?
    Seattle: I think they believe they are fine where they are with Williams, Butler, and Tate. Hence them cutting T.J and not making a serious pitch for Vincent Jackson.
    Oakland: Now where have I seen this before??? Not going to happen again.
    Dallas: Just doesn’t make sense at all. They have 4 WRs that fit the offense better than Randy Moss, besides they don’t need help at receiver.
    Miami: I know they signed Marshall, but they also seem happy with development of Bess. Aside from that, Moss doesn’t have the drive that Marshall has to warrant the risk in signing him.
    Chicago: If they didn’t think T.O would be a good fit for their team, why would they think Moss would?
    New York Jets: Just don’t see it happening. Their receiving core is crowded as is and I believe they are confident in the guys they have. It’s just up to Sanchez to continue to develop and make it work. They have enough weapons.
    Kansas City: Now this one is actually pretty interesting, though they have had some issues with Dwayne Bowe in the past. Haley might not want another headache at the WR position.

  • Ghost of John Madden

    I know one thing – his speed in Madden should be dropped to a 75. If he is only going to jog around the field in real life, it would be realistic to have his top speed a jog in Madden as well

    What a bum

  • Luluscrewyou

    I think the Oilers are gonna get him.

  • Bill Murray

    I’d like to see what Bradford can do without a dodgy group of misfits. He was doing okay with just a receiver set that could be described as “Mark Clayton and Friends”

    Also, does anyone else notice how positively freaking SAD he looks to be a Jet?

  • http://twitter.com/chackett12 Corey Hackett

    Give em 2 mcnabb

  • HaloUnion

    after hearing about how he acted in the locker room from that yahoo sports article, he sounds like a complete prick and i want him no where near my falcons.

  • Bamalion3

    Moss –>Lions would make the deadliest WR trio in football-maybe ever.
    I’m not sure Moss would agree to come to Detroit unless he thinks they have a shot at winning big in the next two years. Something tells me Randy Moss gets an unfair ‘rep’ mostly b/c he isn’t a media darling.
    I speculate that if Moss is “CLAIMED” here are the suitors:
    1. Washington
    2. St. Louis
    3. Indianapolis
    4. New England- only because of his love-fest with the Pats.

    • Nphillyk

      Some of it is a bad rep, but some of the other stuff is just dumb and self inflicted. Him coming out and saying that he plays when he wants, public spats via the media, and lastly the most detrimental thing to any football team is him quiting on plays and not giving it his all when he is out on the field. He is the Vince Carter of football IMO. No doubt he has great talent, but he is rather picky about when he chooses to use said talent.

  • Anonymous

    I hope no one picks up his ass. He is great talent but as a person he is a complete asshole and a cancer to any team. Seriously, the best fit for him was Minnesota where they had a speed threat with Harvin.

    If Seattle signs him, after 33+ years as a Hawks fan, I will defect until his rotten ass is gone. Unfortunately, someone will sign him but I don’t see him in Detroit where they already got rid of Roy Williams who was quickly becoming a detriment to the team. The Colts may take him because of their injury woes and is one franchise that may be able to control him.

    Outside of that, I hope his ass ends up in Canada or the Arena League…

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