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NFL Waiver Order: What team will get Randy Moss?

Posted on: November 3, 2010 11:08 am
Edited on: November 3, 2010 4:43 pm
Posted by Will Brinson


We should have done this yesterday, but for those of you pining to find out where Randy Moss will end up, provided he's claimed on waivers by teams before 4 PM EST on Wednesday, here's a little breakdown of the waiver wire order, plus some pithy chatter about whether each team will claim him.

The order is based on current NFL standings (and thusly probably similar to your fantasy football league), with worst record (the Bills) having first priority and best record (the Patriots) having last priority. Strength of schedule is the tiebreaker and if there's a tie after that, the teams flip a coin. If it lands on it's side, the coaches have a steel cage death match.

Update (12:24): It appears as if we can take the 49ers, Seahawks and Jets off the list of interested teams. Per sources and whatnot.

Update (2:00): Moss reportedly might sit out the entire season if he doesn't like the team who claims him. Somehow, this isn't shocking, right?

Update (2:40): The forgotten Shawne Merriman (same rules apply below) might be claimed by the Buffalo Bills. REALLY.

Update (3:15): Pete Carroll confirms via the Seahawks that Seattle did not put in a claim for Moss, while Todd Haley said he would not be interested in working with Moss "at this time" per Kent Babbe of the KC Star.

Update (3:45): The Titans have reportedly put in a claim for Moss.

Update (3:50): Jay Glazer of Fox Sports "is hearing" the Rams have NOT put in a claim for Moss.

Order Team Record SOS Interest in Moss?
1 Bills 0-7 .667 Absolutely not on Moss, who's already says he only wants to play for a winner.
2 Panthers 1-6 .519 Have a need for a WR, but money and lack of contention outweigh that.
3 Cowboys 1-6 .558 Too much drama in Big D already, even though Jerry's always eyed Randy.
4 49ers 2-6 .508 Nice pairing with Crabtree maybe, but drama's already an issue in the bay.
5 Bronocs 2-6 .567 Passing game is already fine, and Josh McDaniels is a 'character' guy. 
6 Lions 2-5 .538 Youth movement + elite Calvin Johnson + highly paid Nate Burleson = No.
7 Vikings 2-5 .549 BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Sorry, hold on ... BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Ahh.
8 Bengals 2-5 .571 The "three amigos" story is outstanding but not enough balls. To go around.
9 Browns 2-5 .640 Cleveland needs the wideout help, but being out of contention negates the need.
10 Chargers 3-5 .583 My dark horse because of need, but Norv and Moss have bad Oakland history.
11 Cardinals 3-4 .566 Have Larry Fitzgerald and Steve Breaston and need a QB before a WR.
12 Jaguars 4-4 .424 Jags could theoretically use a deep threat but he's not a Wayne Weaver guy.
13 Rams 4-4 .441 The literal Vegas fave, because of need, Sam Bradford's talent and playoff push.
14 Raiders 4-4 .443 Even the way Moss dogged it for Raiders, they'd look, but why mess with happy?
15 Redskins 4-4 .518 If the player has any name value at all, Daniel Snyder's franchise is in the mix.
16 Seahawks 4-3 .407 No one can throw the deep ball, but Seattle certainly needs the help at WR.
17 Bears 4-3 .431 Haven't chased veteran WRs in the past, but Moss could help here.
18 Dolphins 4-3 .500 "Strongly considering" it,  a deep threat makes Fins dangerous & blocks Pats
19 Eagles 4-3 .500 DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin are plenty talented already, thanks.
20 Texans 4-3 .545 Andre Johnson is the best wide receiver in football -- no need to bother.
21 Packers* 5-3 .439 Packers have wide receiver injuries, but if they wouldn't pursue a RB, why Moss?
22 Saints* 5-3 .439 Defending champs have plenty of firepower without trying to disrupt chemistry.
23 Titans 5-3 .467 Kenny Britt's hamstring injury looks bad, so this is a definite possibility.
24 Chiefs 5-2 .385 IF he falls this far, Matt Cassel, Moss & Scott Pioli have worked together.
25 Bucs 5-2 .431 Youth movement and cost wouldn't warrant the Bucs taking a gamble here.
26 Ravens** 5-2 .440 Ravens already have plenty of talent at the WR spot to worry about Moss.
27 Giants** 5-2 .440 Steve Smith, Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham = stacked at WR.
28 Falcons 5-2 .451 Could make sense to pair with Roddy White, but character concerns say nah.
29 Jets 5-2 .471 Jets take on plenty of "headaches," and wouldn't mind blocking Pats, of course.
30 Colts 5-2 .533 A dream matchup for Moss, but Colts don't need name value to get production.
31 Steelers 5-2 .608 Not even a chance, really -- Rooneys already cleaned house on characters
32 Patriots 6-1 .420 Pats won't claim him if he falls, because they can sign him for cheap afterwards.

* = coin flip
** = coin flip

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Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2010 4:31 pm

NFL Waiver Order: What team will get Randy Moss?

Jerry Jones might would want to have Randy as a Cowboy and they might be in  a position to take him, however, I am sure that all the drama Owens and Pacman put him through would probably sour him on taking another premier Donna such as Randy Moss.

I don’t know why GM and team owners talk to a player such as Randy Moss who tell them everything they want to hear, after which the GM and/or owner have a press conference announcing that they and the player had a meeting of the mind and are now on the same page with the same goals, therefore we will not have the same problems as the other team.
A year later the team is placing the player up for a trade or just letting the player go.

Some other team will pick up Randy because of his talents on the football field, but will cause the same problems as he did while on the Vikings, Raiders. Patriots, and Vikings once again.. Well Jerry Jones there is your savior for the taking, and of course he will not be the same as he was on the other teams, just ask him, he will tell you in his own words.     

Of course he will tell any other GM or owner the same thing as long as the salary is guaranteed for the first 2 years of his contract.


Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2010 3:31 pm

NFL Waiver Order: What team will get Randy Moss?

Ok, miste Chief fan of the year! I watch the Chiefs play every week almost, not by choice either. I happen to be a Chiefs hater, i must admit. What I see on the field this year does truly impress me, which I must admit. The truth is that just throwing out numbers doesn't prove anything either. How impressed I am with their running game I am equally disgusted by the play of Cassell. Stats won't show it, But Cassell looks VERY horrible at times, missing WR's by ten yards, both by passes that are short and long.

The Chiefs are at least one year from doing anyting serious. They are VERY young and have alot to learn and prove, especially defensively. The good thing is that Paoli has built this team on character just like he had with the Patriots. He has player at most positions that are WILLING to mentor younger players. The last player that wasn't willing was Larry Johnson. Oh yeah, Iis he even employed?

My point is, Randy Moss does not fit this team. They do not need the headache for the rest of the year without being able to make a push for the title. Thats the only way Randy Moss is worth anything. He will diminish team chemistry and tear apart a locker room faster than he can help you win. This is a proven fact, three times over!

I suspect he will end up with Miami. Just my opinion.

Since: Oct 30, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2010 3:16 pm

NFL Waiver Order: What team will get Randy Moss?

As a Colts fan I can say with confidence... no thanks.   I'd rather go 0-16 than have this guy.

Since: Dec 3, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2010 3:12 pm

NFL Waiver Order: What team will get Randy Moss?

"Wouldnt it be interesting to see a Manning to Moss tandem on the colts? Just saying"

Does anybody understand that Moss only runs like 2 types of vertical routes and that's it?

He would never be able to learn Peytons complex passing scheme because his route running blows.

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