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    MOSS ON THE BUBBLE?

    There's talk among some league insiders that the New England Patriots are considering whether to release receiver Randy Moss.

    Seriously.

    We scoffed when we heard it, but then a source explained that the question the Pats are believed to be pondering is whether Moss will become a problem if he is not a focal point of the offense -- or if he isn't in the opening-day starting lineup.

    And we agree that this sounds crazy. Exactly as crazy as, say, any rumors that would have been making the rounds on Friday morning that the Jaguars were planning to part ways with Byron Leftwich.

    Moss currently is listed as one of the starters at receiver, along with Donte' Stallworth. But Moss suffered a pulled hamstring several weeks ago and has seen only limited duty since then, opening the door for other wideouts to show what they can do.

    If this rumor is true, the only logical explanation is that the Pats are wrestling with whether Moss is a luxury that they don't need in order to be successful -- and whether his presence could actually keep them from their goals if he is unhappy with his role.

    As we see it, however, it would be easy enough to dump him if he turns out to be a problem. The only financial risk would be his $2.5 million base salary, which becomes guaranteed if he's on the roster when the regular season begins (if he is released and chooses to take the rest of the money as his one-time termination pay).

    Then again, maybe coach Bill Belichick doesn't want to divert his attention from getting the team ready to play by monitoring whether a grown man is behaving like one.

    The situation bears watching as Saturday unfolds. Even if Moss stays, there's sure to be plenty of upheaval at the receiver position as final cuts are made, given that ten receivers are still on the roster, including Moss, Stallworth, Wes Welker, Reche Caldwell, Jabar Gaffney, Kelley Washington, Bam Childress, Kelvin Kight, Chris Dunlap, and C.J. Jones. (Chad Jackson and Troy Brown are still on the PUP list.)

  • #2
    yeah right

    no way he gets released.

    if he does that would be funny

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    • #3
      Judging from what the Pats did last year, and now having Stallworth. Then, consider that they gave up a fourth for him, I'd say Moss is expendible. Maybe that will be motivation enough for him.

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      • #4
        I'll be checking back tonight to see the 287 posts under this thread stating that "OMG, we MUST go after Randy Moss right way!!!!!!!!!!!" if this happens.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Bowlensbest3233 View Post
          I'll be checking back tonight to see the 287 posts under this thread stating that "OMG, we MUST go after Randy Moss right way!!!!!!!!!!!" if this happens.
          lol yeah

          its so annoying, everyone on here wants us to go after EVERY player after they have been cut . . its ridiculous

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          • #6
            I doubt it would happen, but it would be SOooooooooo funny if if does. *laughs* I'm chuckling just thinking about it. After hearing the ridiculous claims on how Moss was the 'best' FA aquisition, and some tried to claim that the Patriots had the best offseason... "EVER".... This would just make me giggle like a schoolgirl.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Bowlensbest3233 View Post
              I'll be checking back tonight to see the 287 posts under this thread stating that "OMG, we MUST go after Randy Moss right way!!!!!!!!!!!" if this happens.
              I agree, but not with Randy Moss
              "Brady... drops back... sees receiver wide open... and throws it away"

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